The General

Release Date:
Feb 5, 1927
Running Time:
1:23
Genre:
Comedy
Director:
Clyde Bruckman
Cast:
Buster Keaton Johnny Gray
Marion Mack Annabelle Lee
Glen Cavender Union Capt. Anderson, Chief Spy
Jim Farley Gen. Thatcher
Joe Keaton Union General
Frederick Vroom Confederate General
Charles Smith Annabelle's Father
Frank Barnes Annabelle's Brother
Mike Donlin Union General
Producers:
Buster Keaton , Joseph M. Schenck
Writers:
Buster Keaton, Charles Smith, Paul Girard Smith
Language:
English

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The General

One of the most revered comedies of the silent era, this film finds hapless Southern railroad engineer Johnny Gray facing off against Union soldiers during the American Civil War. When Johnny's fiancée, Annabelle Lee, is accidentally taken away while on a train stolen by Northern forces, Gray pursues the soldiers, using various modes of transportation in comic action scenes that highlight Keaton's boundless wit and dexterity.

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