The General

During America’s Civil War, Union spies steal engineer Johnnie Gray’s beloved locomotive, ‘The General’—with Johnnie’s lady love aboard an attached boxcar—and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle.

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Film Cast:

  • Johnny Gray: Buster Keaton
  • Annabelle Lee: Marion Mack
  • Captain Anderson: Glen Cavender
  • General Thatcher: Jim Farley
  • A Southern General: Frederick Vroom
  • Annabelle’s Father: Charles Henry Smith
  • Union General: Joe Keaton
  • Officer on Horseback (uncredited): Al St. John
  • Annabelle’s Brother: Frank Barnes
  • Union General: Mike Donlin
  • Union General: Tom Nawn
  • Raider (uncredited): Jimmy Bryant
  • Raider (uncredited): Budd Fine
  • Raider (uncredited): Ray Hanford
  • Raider (uncredited): Charles Phillips
  • Union Railroad Fireman (uncredited): Eddie Foster
  • Confederate Recruiter (uncredited): Frank Hagney
  • Bit Part (uncredited): Jack Hanlon
  • Union Officer (uncredited): Edward Hearn
  • Soldier (uncredited): Hilliard Karr
  • Soldier (uncredited): Louis Lewyn
  • Union General Who Gives Command to Cross Bridge (uncredited): Elgin Lessley

Film Crew:

  • Adaptation: Al Boasberg
  • Stunts: Buster Keaton
  • Director: Clyde Bruckman
  • Producer: Joseph M. Schenck
  • Production Manager: Fred Gabourie
  • First Assistant Camera: Harry J. Wild
  • Director of Photography: Bert Haines
  • Director of Photography: Devereaux Jennings
  • Editor: Sherman Kell
  • Set Decoration: Harry Roselotte
  • Second Unit: Glen Cavender
  • Adaptation: Charles Henry Smith
  • Construction Foreman: Frank Barnes
  • Camera Operator: Byron Houck
  • Camera Operator: Elmer Ellsworth
  • Assistant Director: Edward Hearn
  • Stunts: Earl Mohan
  • Still Photographer: Dal Clawson
  • Makeup Artist: Fred Carlton Ryle
  • Production Coordinator: Harry Brand
  • Book: William Pittenger

Movie Reviews:

  • Andres Gomez: Just amazing.

    Really, really impressive scenes with the railway engines and a physically incredible Keaton.

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