The GeneralJohnnie loves two things: his train and the lovely Annabelle Lee. When the Civil War breaks out he enlists as a soldier, but it is decided that he is too valuable as an engineer. Annabelle thinks it is because he is a coward. When Union spies capture Johnnie with Annabelle on board, Johnnie 'The General' must rescue both his loves.
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Characters of "The General"
Directors of "The General"Clyde BruckmanBirthdate: 30 June 1894, San Bernardino, California, USABuster KeatonBirthdate: 4 October 1895, Piqua, Kansas, USA
Creators of "The General"Buster KeatonBirthdate: 4 October 1895, Piqua, Kansas, USAClyde BruckmanBirthdate: 30 June 1894, San Bernardino, California, USA
Critic Reviews of "The General"VarietyJanuary 11, 2008
The result is a flop.Chicago ReaderJanuary 11, 2008
An almost perfect entertainment.Time OutJune 24, 2006
Only superlatives will do to describe Keaton's hilarious Civil War dramatic comedy.New York TimesMarch 25, 2006
This is by no means so good as Mr. Keaton's previous efforts.Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 01, 2000
[Keaton's films] have such a graceful perfection, such a meshing of story, character and episode, that they unfold like music.Times (UK)September 23, 2014
In these times when all risk is assumed by CGI effects, Keaton's squealing funny, exquisitely timed, death-defying leaps are all the more breathtaking.Daily Telegraph (UK)January 23, 2014
The film boasts the most sustained passages of virtuoso slapstick genius Keaton ever shot, and an unflagging momentum that lets it get away with being a reel longer than most of his best-known pictures.Little White LiesJanuary 23, 2014
A hilarious comedy and a thrilling action film. The General has it all.Eye for FilmJanuary 23, 2014
This is a silent film worth making a noise about.Total FilmJanuary 20, 2014
A jaw-plunging blend of physical dexterity and bravura moviemaking.ColeSmithey.comSeptember 05, 2011
[VIDEO ESSAY] There was only one Buster Keaton. "The General" is his swansong.EmanuelLevy.ComJune 25, 2011
One of Buster Keaton's most hilarious and most popular comedies
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