The General

United States, 1927

Film
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Keaton’s best, and arguably the greatest screen comedy ever made. Against a meticulously evoked Civil War background, Buster risks life, limb and love as he pursues his beloved railway engine, hijacked by Northern spies up to no good for the Southern cause. The result is everything one could wish for; witty, dramatic, visually stunning, full of subtle, delightful human insights, and constantly hilarious. Cast includes Buster Keaton and Marion Mack. Rated: G

Credits

co-director

Buster Keaton

Clyde Bruckman

producer

Joseph Schenck

production company

United Artists Corporation

Buster Keaton Productions

Language

English

Duration

01:15:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

34155

Subject categories

Comedy

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Railroads

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Silent films

War films

Sound/audio

Silent

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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