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Sunday 17th December 3:00 PM

The General 

Director: Buster Keaton/Clyde Bruckman Country: Canada
Cert: U Year: 1929 Length: 75 mins Language: Silent

Audience Reaction

Score: 90.28% Attendance: 51


  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database


Johnnie loves his train (The General) and Annabelle. When civil war breaks out, he is turned down for service because he's more valuable as an engineer. Annabelle thinks he's a coward.

Union spies capture The General with Annabelle on board. Johnnie to the rescue.

The superb cinematography stunningly depicts Buster Keaton indulging in increasingly impressive train-based acrobatics. This is Keaton at his best, with this film being hailed as the greatest screen comedy ever made.

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Keswick Film Club won the Best New Film Society at the British Federation Of Film Societies awards in 2000.

Since then, the club has won Film Society Of The Year and awards for Best Programme four times and Best Website twice.

We have also received numerous Distinctions and Commendations in categories including marketing, programming and website.

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