The General

  • 1927
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Adventure, Comedy, War

Poorly received on its initial release, THE GENERAL is now widely considered to be Buster Keaton's greatest film. The story of a Southern railroad engineer who becomes a Civil War hero, THE GENERAL is inarguably Keaton's most stirring movie, if not his greatest. (It is also the Keaton film that loses the most impact when viewed on a TV screen.) Marietta,...read more

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One of Buster Keaton's best efforts, this film has been called "the last great comedy of the silent screen." It's a Civil War story, with Keaton as a Confederate train engineer in search of his train. A frantic chase involves Keaton on the trail of Union s (more…)

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  • Review: Poorly received on its initial release, THE GENERAL is now widely considered to be Buster Keaton's greatest film. The story of a Southern railroad engineer who becomes a Civil War hero, THE GENERAL is inarguably Keaton's most stirring movie, if not his gre… (more)

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