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The General
The General
8,035 Ratings


When the American Civil War breaks out, confederate railroad engineer Johnny Gray has his beloved locomotive carrying his fiancée stolen by Union spies. He boards another massive train, and sets out to pursue the Northern spies to get his kidnapped steam engine back.

Our take

Regularly hailed as one of the greatest comedies ever committed to celluloid, Buster Keaton’s slapstick jewel uses a real-life incident from the American Civil War as the backdrop for bold and ingenious physical comedy. With a wildly climactic chase scene that earned its place in cinema history.