The General

The General

Original title: The General
Production: United Artists
Country: United States
Director: Clyde Bruckman; Buster Keaton
Script: Buster Keaton; Clyde Bruckman; Al Boasberg; Charles Henry Smith
Photography: Bert Haines; Devereaux Jennings
Music: Lee Erwin
Cast: Buster Keaton; Marion Mack; Glen Cavender; Jim Farley
Year: 1927
Duration: 75
Genre: Silent films
Color: BW
Original language: English
Languages available: English intertitles
Subtitles: Spanish
Keywords: Comedy, comedia


Johnnie loves his train ("The General") and Annabelle Lee. When the Civil War begins he is turned down for service because he's more valuable as an engineer. Annabelle thinks it's because he's a coward. Union spies capture The General with Annabelle on board. Johnnie must rescue both his loves.


 Winner of the National Film Registry Award.

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