The General

(1926)

Overview

During America’s Civil War Union spies steal engineer Johnnie Gray's beloved locomotive The General - his lady love, Annabelle Lee, aboard an attached boxcar - and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle. Released throughout most of the world in 1927, this Silent comedy-action film flopped when originally released, but now is regarded as one of the great American motion pictures. The story is based on actual historic events.

  1. Clyde Bruckman

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Buster Keaton

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Buster Keaton

    Buster Keaton

    Johnny Gray

  2. Marion Mack

    Annabelle Lee

  3. Glen Cavender

    Glen Cavender

    Captain Anderson

  4. Jim Farley

    Jim Farley

    General Thatcher

  5. Frederick Vroom

    Frederick Vroom

    A Southern General

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The General
The General

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Status Released

Release Information

  • January 15, 1927
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 19m

Budget $750,000.00

Revenue -

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