The General

The General

Downloadable Video - 1927
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When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single handedly and straight through enemy lines.
Publisher: [USA]: , Films sans frontières (Firm) [distridutor], , [1927]
Copyright Date: ©1927
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr. 14 min. 57 sec.)) : sound, black & white


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Oct 14, 2017

This is a great Civil War train film based on a true story. Be sure to watch the extras on the second DVD; especially the first one that talks about the real locomotive & the real history.

Jul 03, 2012

Some professional film critics consider this to be one of the top films of all time. My view is taking into consideration the time element - this silent film was done decades ago - it is a very entertaining and well executed film. However, it is a bit dated by today's standard. Also, Keaton was doing his Chaplin comic moves quite a bit too and this actually in my view slightly lowers the film's quality.

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