• The General (1927)

The General

Release Date: February 5th, 1927

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 23 min

Plot Summary

One of the most revered comedies of the silent era, this film finds hapless Southern railroad engineer Johnny Gray (Buster Keaton) facing off against Union soldiers during the American Civil War. When Johnny's fiancée, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), is accidentally taken away while on a train stolen by Northern forces, Gray pursues the soldiers, using various modes of transportation in comic action scenes that highlight Keaton's boundless wit and dexterity.

Cast: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley, Joe Keaton, Frederick Vroom, Charles Smith, Frank Barnes

Director: Clyde Bruckman

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: United Artists, Buster Keaton Productions Inc. [us]

Distributors: Reel Media International [us], Kino Video, United Artists, Image Entertainment Inc., Aikman Video, Madacy Entertainment Group Inc. [us], Thames Video Collection, Republic Pictures, LS Video, Andrés Vicente Gómez Montero [es], Radio Films S.A.E.S.A. [es], Cineteca S.A.

Keywords: Soldier, Playful, Pursuit, Witty, Charming, Amusing, Rescue