The General [DVD] [1927]

  • SKU: 28895446
  • Release Date: 07/15/2015
  • Rating: NR
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Synopsis


The General
Buster Keaton plays Johnny Gray, a Southern railroad engineer who loves his train engine, The General, almost as much as he loves Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack). When the opening shots of the Civil War are fired at Fort Sumter, Johnny tries to enlist -- and he is deemed too useful as an engineer to be a soldier. All Johnny knows is that he's been rejected, and Annabelle, thinking him a coward, turns her back on him. When Northern spies steal the General (and, unwittingly, Annabelle), the story switches from drama and romance to adventure mixed with Keaton's trademark deadpan humor as he uses every means possible to catch up to the General, thwart the Yankees, and rescue his darling Annabelle -- for starters. As always, Keaton performs his own stunts, combining his prodigious dexterity, impeccable comic timing, and expressive body language to convey more emotion than the stars of any of the talkies that were soon to dominate cinema. ~ Emru Townsend, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Buster Keaton
    Buster Keaton - Johnnie Gray
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    Marion Mack - Annabelle Lee
  • Glen Cavender
    Glen Cavender - Capt. Anderson
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    Fred Vroom - Southern General
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    Richard Allen - His Son



Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good film, hefty price

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    Despite being on AFI's Top 100 Movies list, I think this film is a tad bit overrated and is among the ones I haven't enjoyed as much from the list. It's also pretty pricey - I say use the low price guarantee and/or wait for the price to drop before purchasing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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