A projectionist wannabe-detective is mistaken as a watch thief and dreams of solving the crime in a dream based on the film he is screening.
Finally got around to see this one. There are many amazing things in this short piece:
First, the film-in-film scenes are outright fantastic. So many ideas in so little time make this worth a repeated watching.
Second, and quite obviously, the slapstick precision and some of the stunts are simply amazing.
What struck me is the variety of sophistication of gags - a very simple "banana peel" gag can come within seconds of an extremely elaborate, complicated and dangerous stunt. This makes the films even more appealing.