Title
The General
Genres
Action, Adventure, Comedy
Actors
Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley, Frederick Vroom, Charles Henry Smith, Frank Barnes, Joe Keaton, Mike Donlin, Tom Nawn, Al St. John, Jimmy Bryant, Budd Fine, Ray Hanford, Charles Phillips, Eddie Foster, Frank Hagney, Jack Hanlon, Edward Hearn, Hilliard Karr, Louis Lewyn, Elgin Lessley
Tagline
Buster drives "The General" to trainload of laughter.
Country
 United States of America
Director
Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton
Producer
Buster Keaton, Joseph M. Schenck
Runtime
1 h 19 min
Release Date
31 December 1926
Overview
During America’s Civil War Union spies steal engineer Johnnie Gray's beloved locomotive The General - his lady love, Annabelle Lee, aboard an attached boxcar - and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle. Released throughout most of the world in 1927, this Silent comedy-action film flopped when originally released, but now is regarded as one of the great American motion pictures. The story is based on actual historic events.