Notes from our discussion of THE GENERAL (1926)


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Hear our Classic Movie Recall ep on THE GENERAL here.

The General is an engine.

Buster Keaton was influenced by Harold Lloyd.

The scene where the train falls was the most expensive scene in silent film history.

Buster’s real name was Joseph.

Buster’s nickname …

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The General (1926)


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96EPISODE # 28: THE GENERAL (1926) is a silent film that is based on The Great Locomotive Chase, an actual event that happened in 1862 in Georgia during the Civil War. Buster Keaton plays train engineer Johnnie, who loves his fiancée, Annabelle, and his …

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