A double bill! First, one of the great silent movie comedies, some say the greatest. Based on a real event in the American Civil War, The General tells the story of a Confederate train driver who risks his life to save his locomotive and his girlfriend after they have been hijacked by Union soldiers. Keaton directs and acts out a series of wonderful visual gags. We will also be showing Keatonís comedy short, One Week. The General will be shown with live piano accompaniment!
Director: Buster Keaton
Starring: Buster Keaton, Marian Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley
Original Release: USA. 1927
Showing: Monday, 17 September, 2007 at 7:30pm
Certificate: U
Running Time: 79 mins (& 19 mins).
Black & White

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