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The General
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Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton

Johnnie Gray
Marion Mack

Marion Mack

Annabelle Lee
Glen Cavender

Glen Cavender

Captain Anderson
Jim Farley

Jim Farley

General Thatcher
Frederick Vroom

Frederick Vroom

A Southern General
Charles Henry Smith

Charles Henry Smith

Annabelle's Father
Frank Barnes

Frank Barnes

Annabelle's Brother
Joe Keaton

Joe Keaton

Union General


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Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton

(written by) and
Clyde Bruckman

Clyde Bruckman

(written by)


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Buster Keaton's best.

6 years, 9 months ago at Apr 30 8:22
6 votes
"If you lose this war don't blame me."

The 1920s was the era for old black and white movie comedies. This era was ruled by three factions: Charlie Chaplin, The Marx Brothers and Buster Keaton. The General is a very short (75-minute) but classic silent film from Keaton.

Back in the days when these films were released it was pivotal to include a bunch of fantastically ... read more

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3 years, 1 month ago at Dec 20 0:38
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It's wonderful to see how a good story and good acting can be good forever!
I had the fortune to see this one in a cinema with a live piano (MIND BLOWING) just like the old times.. I laughed a lot.. everybody did...
amazing.. just.. amazing :)

A classic

2 years, 4 months ago at Oct 2 17:00
1 vote
Even though I'm a huge fan of Charles Chaplin, having seen all his full length directing efforts and many of his shorts, I must admit I'm pretty illiterate concerning Buster Keaton. As a matter of fact, before watching this flick, I had never seen any of his movies! I know, shame on me... As you can imagine, I had some huge expectations before watching it and I must admit I was actually a little b... read more
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Union soldiers have stolen The General, a Confederate train manned by Johnnie Gray, who was unable to enlist in the Confederate army because he is needed as an engineer. The Union plans to use the train to supply its soldiers in a sneak attack against the Confederates.
Release date: 24 February 1927
UPC: 013023010994
Silent (17), Comedy (16), 1926 (13), 1920s (13), War (11), Action (8), Romance (7), Train (7), Usa (7), 1927 (6), American Civil War (6), B/w (5), Classic (4), Civil War (4), IMDb Top250 (4), Black & White (4), Slapstick (4), Black And White (4), Buster Keaton (3), Imdb 250 (3)
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"28.10. Ei mitään lisättävää tämän kaanoniin, ihan mielettömiä junastuntteja ja Keatonin ilmeettömyyttä kyllä riitti."


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"A great classic, but I do feel like that the main female character could have been handle better though. "


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A classic

“Even though I'm a huge fan of Charles Chaplin, having seen all his full length directing efforts and many of his shorts, I must admit I'm pretty illiterate concerning Buster Keaton. As a matter of fact, before watching this flick, I had never seen any of his movies! I know, shame on me... As you can imagine, I had some huge expectations before watching it and I must admit I was actually a little bit disappointed. I mean, it was pretty good and I definitely enjoyed it but I can't say I was blown away like I was with Chaplin's movies. I don't know, it was definitely funny but I never really cared about the main character and what he was going through. Eventually, even though Buster Keaton always said that this was his favorite movie, it was a huge flop and Keaton slowly disappeared into obsc” read more

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