Super 8mm | 4 x 120m/400ft | B&W | Silent
Print condition: G/G+ | Original box
The General is a comedy from 1926 directed by Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton and Marion Mack. Silent with English intertitles.
A masterpiece of silent comedy.
When the Civil War breaks out, Johnnie (Buster Keaton) hurries to be first in line to enlist in the Confederate Army, but is rejected because he is too valuable in his present job as a railroad engineer. Unfortunately, Johnnie’s fiancee thinks that he does not want to enlist and informs him that she will not speak to him again until he is in uniform. But when Johnnie’s train, The General, is stolen, he has the chance to prove he is not a coward.
One splice in the second reel, but it’s hardly noticeable (it’s in an almost static shot without Keaton, and there’s a loss of only 7 frames).
Released by Blackhawk Films, US.