The General. - [Edited version]

United States, 1969

Film
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Episode of Series “History of the Motion Picture”.
An edited version of Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton’s 1926 comedy feature, showing Buster Keaton in his most successful period as an actor and director of this satire on Civil War espionage. Combines good examples of Keaton’s dry wit and acute sense of timing. This edited work, narrated by Paul Killiam, indicates the significance of ‘The General’ in film history.

Credits

production company

Film Classics

co-producers/directors

Paul Killiam

Saul J. Turell

Duration

00:27:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1969

Appears in

History of the Motion Picture

Group of items

History of the Motion Picture

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304519

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Appreciation

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Study and teaching

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - United States - History

Comedy

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Railroads

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Motion pictures - Study and teaching

People → Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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