The General

1926 | USA | NR | 78 min.


State Theatre Sun, Aug 4, 2019 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Special Screening
Release Year:1926
Runtime:78 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Clyde Bruckman
Buster Keaton
Produced by:Buster Keaton
Joseph M. Schenck
Screenwriter:Clyde Bruckman
Buster Keaton
Cinematography:Bert Haines
Devereaux Jennings
Editing By:Buster Keaton
Sherman Kell
Cast:Buster Keaton
Marion Mack
Glen Cavender
Jim Farley


Roger Ebert called them “the best in the world at accompanying silent films,” and we call them festival favorites that we're honored to be bringing back. This summer, the incomparable musical stylings of the Alloy Orchestra accompany Buster Keaton’s groundbreaking masterpiece The General. One of the most treasured and epic screen comedies of all time, the film follows a luckless railroad engineer Johnnie Gray (Buster Keaton) as he faces off against soldiers during the Civil War. When his fiancée, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), is mistakenly taken away on a train, Gray defies death as he attempts to save her life. When people think they don't like silent film, they clearly have never seen The General. It's just that good. For 78 breathless minutes you'll have a smile on your face and an unrivaled sense of wonder as Keaton's gloriously inventive action-comedy barrels on by!