The General Trailer & Clips


The General full movie is released on Jan 02, 1927. Watch The General online - the None Action movie from United States. The General is directed by Clyde Bruckman,Buster Keaton and created by Buster Keaton with Buster Keaton and Marion Mack. The General is available online on Amazon Prime Video and Paramount Plus.

Johnnie loves his train ("The General") and Annabelle Lee. When the Civil War begins he is turned down for service because he's more valuable as an engineer. Annabelle thinks it's because he's a coward. Union spies capture The General with Annabelle on board. Johnnie must rescue both his loves.

As know as:

Der General, General, Come vinsi la guerra, The Engine Driver, Generolas

Release Date:

Feb 05, 1927

Release Date (Streaming):

Mar 22, 2007


United States


None, English

Stream Service:

Image Entertainment Inc., Radio Films S.A.E.S.A. [es], Andrés Vicente Gómez Montero [es], Reel Media International [us], United Artists, LS Video, Cineteca S.A., Aikman Video, Madacy Entertainment Group Inc. [us], Thames Video Collection, Kino Video, Republic Pictures

Production Companies:

Buster Keaton Productions, Joseph M. Schenck Productions


Buster drives "The General" to trainload of laughter. (Trade paper ad)., The tale of a lad, a lass and a locomotive. (Trade paper ad)., The laugh hit spectacular of the year. (Trade paper ad)., LAUGHS to the right of you- LAUGHS to the left of you- they volley and thunder. Join the LAUGH Brigade. Enlist for Fun with the Commander-in-Chief of LAUGHTER. See him and shriek! (Print Ad- Evening News, ((Buffalo, NY)) 4 February 1927), "LOOK!---"WHO COMES HERE!" "Advance 'Frozen Face' and give the pass word." "LAUGHTER" "Pass with your train-load of thrills, hilarious joy and side-splitting mirth." (Print Ad- Daily Banner, ((Greencastle, Ind.)) 12 January 1927), His First United Artists Picture, Love, Locomotives and Laughs


Adam Kempenaar
The Mad Max: Fury Road of its day.
by rottentomatoes, May 27, 2022
Kate Muir
Times (UK)
In these times when all risk is assumed by CGI effects, Keaton's squealing funny, exquisitely timed, death-defying leaps are all the more breathtaking.
by rottentomatoes, Sep 23, 2014
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
The film boasts the most sustained passages of virtuoso slapstick genius Keaton ever shot, and an unflagging momentum that lets it get away with being a reel longer than most of his best-known pictures.
by rottentomatoes, Jan 23, 2014

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