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A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.

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Directed by

Buster Keaton

Written by

Clyde Bruckman (Screenplay)
Jean C. Havez (Story)
Joseph A. Mitchell (Story)

Runtime

45 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Every inch of footage holds such a laugh!

Cast

Keywords

silent film slapstick jungle false accusations motorcycle booby trap amateur detective pickpocket projectionist magnifying glass handkerchief railyard banana peel pearls

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Lists

#166 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#115 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#62 on AFI's 100 years...100 laughs AFI