Sight and Sound on Filmatique • 1h 18m
Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman • USA • 1926
Rejected by the Confederate army and taken for a coward by his beloved Annabelle Lee, young Johnny Gray is given a chance to redeem himself when Yankee spies steal his cherished locomotive. Johnny wages a one-man war against hijackers, an errant cannon and the unpredictable hand of fate while roaring along the iron rails.
Consistently ranked among the greatest films ever made, Buster Keaton's The General is so brilliantly conceived and executed that it continues to inspire awe and laughter with every viewing. Now streaming in HD, mastered from an archival 35mm print.
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