Bottom Line: Sherlock, Jr. Our new aspiring detective. His current job: comic ridicule.
Directed by: Buster Keaton
Starring: Buster Keaton, Joe Keaton, Kathryn McGuire
Fast-paced silent comedy of the mid-1920s is a tale about the so-called “Sherlock, Jr.” (Buster Keaton), a man teaching himself to become a detective via a simple “how-to” handbook. The film comically displays the man’s struggles in working his way up to his role, as he not only is a klutz and a fool, is constantly outsmarted and forced to take blame of the crimes he is trying to solve.