American film comedian Buster Keaton and Donald O'Connor wearing matching pork-pie hats and slapshoes. O'Connor is playing the title role in the biographical film ‘The Buster Keaton Story’ directed by Sidney Sheldon.
Sherlock Jr. (1924) is an American silent comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton and written by Clyde Bruckman, Jean Havez and Joseph A. Mitchell. It features Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton and Ward Crane.
In 1991, Sherlock Jr. was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” In 2000, the American Film Institute, as part of its AFI 100 Years… series, ranked the film #62 in its list of the funniest films of all time.
Here is a very fascinating documentary about the making of this groundbreaking movie that didn’t get the attention it deserved when it was first released