Johnnie loves two things: his train and the lovely Annabelle Lee. When the Civil War breaks out he enlists as a soldier, but it is decided that he is too valuable as an engineer. Annabelle thinks it... View more >
Starring Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Charles Henry Smith... View more >
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I saw "The General" for the first time in Film Clasas way back in 1985. I happen to like the "The General" The 1927 silent classic that came out almost a the same time as Charlie Chaplin's 1926 film "The Gold Rush." Both consider to be silent classic in the final days before the first talking picture. "the General" to me is Buster Keaton best film of his career. I saw movies that starred Keaton, but none came close to "The General." After the movie he was under contract with MGM and his career fell apart, and won't stage a comback until the late 1940's. Keaton plays the conductor of train which was stolen by union troops and spent most the film trying to get it back. "the General" is a must see! If you haven't seen a silent movie, by all means please do. Starting with one of Keaton's finest movies "The General." Silent Movies are all part of American History. Part of the learing history is watching Silent movies in the first half of the 20th Century. Yopu come away with a better understanding of how America have live back then.
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