DIRECTOR: BUSTER KEATON
CAST: BUSTER KEATON, MARION MACK, GLEN CAVENDER, JIM FARLEY
Keaton’s engineer Johnnie Gray is another of his big-hearted little guys, rejected by the Confederate Army, though when the Union tries to make off with his train, runt Johnnie shows his mettle in the most incredible sustained chase sequence in all of silent comedy. Wall-to-wall with elaborate, antic gags, though also marked by a quiet sense of pastoral beauty that had previously been given little outlet.
The General is screening as part of the series: Buster Keaton