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Ray Thomas Ray Thomas
Raider
Al St. John Al St. John
Officer on Horseback
Frank Hagney Frank Hagney
Confederate Recruiter
Louis Lewyn Louis Lewyn
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Edward Hearn Edward Hearn
Union Officer
Joe Keaton Joe Keaton
Union General
Buster Keaton Buster Keaton
Johnnie Gray
Jim Farley Jim Farley
General Thatcher


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

12 years, 6 months ago at Apr 30 8:22
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"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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8 years, 10 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

8 years 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 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 the damned thing and, to be honest,... 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: Silent (18), Comedy (18), War (13), 1920s (13), 1926 (12), Action (10), American Civil War (7), Train (7), Romance (7), Usa (6), 1927 (6), B/w (5), Black And White (4), Black & White (4), IMDb Top250 (4), Civil War (4), Slapstick (4), Buster Keaton (3), (3)
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