Keswick Film Club - The General

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

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Synopsis

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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