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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...

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Written by

Buster Keaton (Screenplay)
Clyde Bruckman (Screenplay)

Runtime

79 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Buster drives "The General" to trainload of laughter.

Cast

Keywords

silent film train army attack engineer southern usa spy bridge general behind enemy lines fiancé cannon american civil war

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Lists

#154 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#38 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#18 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

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