The General 1926
Title: The General
Release year: 1926
Country: United States

After being rejected by the Confederate military, not realizing it was due to his crucial civilian role, an engineer must single-handedly recapture his beloved locomotive after it is seized by Union spies and return it through enemy lines.

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“The General” is a classic silent comedy film released in 1926, directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman. It tells the story of a train engineer named Johnny Gray (played by Buster Keaton) during the American Civil War who tries to rescue his beloved locomotive “The General” and his fiancée from Union spies.

The film is considered a masterpiece of silent comedy, with its impressive physical comedy, impressive stunts, and innovative use of special effects. The film’s plot is simple yet effective, and it is executed brilliantly by Buster Keaton, who not only starred in the film but also co-directed and co-wrote it.

One of the film’s most memorable scenes is the chase sequence, which features Keaton and his pursuers jumping from one moving train car to another. The scene is a testament to Keaton’s athleticism and comedic timing, and it remains one of the most impressive stunts ever captured on film.

Despite being a silent film, “The General” is a timeless classic that still manages to entertain audiences today. It is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of cinema or the art of physical comedy.

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Director: Clyde Bruckman,Buster Keaton
Actor: Al Hanson,Al St. John,Anthony Harvey,Billy Lynn,Budd Fine,Buster Keaton,C.C. Cruson,Charles Henry Smith,Charles Phillips,Eddie Foster,Edward Hearn,Elgin Lessley,Frank Barnes,Frank Hagney,Frederick Vroom,Glen Cavender,Harold Terry,Henry Baird,Hilliard Karr,Jack Dempster,Jack Hanlon,Jackie Lowe,James Walsh,Jean Woodward,Jim Farley,Jimmy Bryant,Joe Bricher,Joe Keaton,John Wilson,Keith Fennell,Kenneth Hawley Ward,Louis Lewyn,Marion Mack,Mike Donlin,Ray Hanford,Ray Thomas,Red Rial,Red Thompson,Ronald Gilstrap,Ross McCutcheon,Sergeant Bukowski,Tom Moran,Tom Nawn