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

co-producers/directors

Saul J. Turell

Paul Killiam

production company

Film Classics

Language

English

Duration

00:27:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

39224

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

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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