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The General (1926)

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Starring (View all)
Marion Mack Marion Mack
Annabelle Lee
Glen Cavender Glen Cavender
Captain Anderson
Jim Farley Jim Farley
General Thatcher
Joe Keaton Joe Keaton
Union General
Buster Keaton Buster Keaton
Johnnie Gray
Frank Hagney Frank Hagney
Confederate Recruiter
Jack Hanlon Jack Hanlon
Bit Part
Edward Hearn Edward Hearn
Union Officer


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Buster Keaton Buster Keaton
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Clyde Bruckman Clyde Bruckman
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Buster Keaton's best.

15 years, 10 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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12 years, 2 months 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

11 years, 5 months ago at Oct 2 17:00
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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 that I'm pretty much ignorant 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 the damned thing and, to be honest, I... 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: 2 January 1927
UPC: 013023010994
Tags: Comedy (18), Silent (18), War (13), 1920s (13), 1926 (12), Action (10), Romance (7), Train (7), American Civil War (7), Usa (6), 1927 (6), B/w (5), Black And White (4), Civil War (4), Black & White (4), Slapstick (4), IMDb Top250 (4), Kidnapping (3), Buster Keaton (3)
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"First viewing - Dec. 23rd As a comedy, this didn't work so well for me. I chuckled 2 or 3 times total, which either means it's not funny or the humor didn't work for me. Thus far I'd still call Chaplin the king of silent-era comedy. As a historical account, however, it works pretty well. The events recreated throughout are mostly believable thanks to the attention to detail & use of real trains. Despite being told from a pro-Confederate viewpoint, the story held my attention & the characters w"


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