The General

TitleThe General
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1926
AuthorsBruckman, Clyde, and Buster Keaton
Running Time107 min
Date Released12/1926
DistributorUnited Artists
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageeng

Buster Keaton's take on the Great Locomotive Chase of the American Civil War is considered an American classic. As volunteer guerilla soldier and Union ally James J. Andrews, Keaton and his group take over a train heading toward Chattanooga, Tennessee. Along the way, they destroy rail and telegraph lines and other transportation systems of the Confederacy. 


Buster Keaton


United Artists production, The General: written and directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman

adapted by Al Boasberg and Charles Smith

photographed by Dev Jennings and Bert Haines

presented by Joseph M. Schenck


War, Silent Film

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