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About The General

Rating:
Not rated
Year Released:
1926
Format:
Virtual
Genres:
Comedy, Silent/Live Accompaniment
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Considered among the greatest films ever made, Buster Keaton’s The General is so brilliantly conceived and executed that it continues to inspire awe and laughter with every viewing. Rejected by the Confederate army as unfit and taken for a coward by his beloved Annabelle Lee (Marian Mack), young Johnnie Gray (Keaton) sets out to single-handedly win the war with the help of his cherished locomotive. What follows is, without exaggeration, probably the most cleverly choreographed comedy ever recorded on celluloid. Johnnie wages war against the unpredictable hand of fate while roaring along the iron rails—exploiting the comic potential of Keaton’s favorite filmic prop: the train.

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