The General (U)

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Described by Orson Welles as “the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made”, Buster Keaton’s The General is a comedy adventure classic and the last major film of the silent era. It’s based on a true incident, the Great Locomotive Chase; with the ‘General’ of the title referring not to Keaton’s character, engineer Johnnie Gray, but to his engine. Gray has been rejected by both the Confederate Army and by his fiancée Annabelle but when Union spies steal the General (and, unwittingly, Annabelle), he gets a chance to exercise heroism – with Keaton’s trademark deadpan humour – to catch up to the General and rescue his beloved.

Starring Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Quite difficult to get a re-mastered copy, and the re-mastered one is significantly better. Brilliant movie much loved by our audience.