The General (1926)
Action / Comedy / Western
Directed by Clyde Bruckman
Cast: Buster Keaton as Johnnie Gray
Marion Mack as Annabelle Lee
Glen Cavender as Captain Anderson
Jim Farley as General Thatcher
Frederick Vroom as a Southern general
In what many consider his finest film, Buster Keaton portrays a southern railroad engineer who is as devoted to his train, The General, as he is to his girlfriend, Annabelle Lee.
After being refused enlistment due to his value as a train engineer Johnnie must support the Southern cause on the railroad while trying to convince his girlfriend he is not a coward for not fighting in the Civil War. When his train is stolen by Northern spies, and Annabelle along with it, Johnnie tries everything to save his train and girlfriend.
Directors: Clyde Bruckman
Actors: Buster Keaton