over 5 years
Buster Keaton was an incredible filmmaker, this represents the best of his work.
almost 6 years
Keaton was a genius and this was his masterpiece.
This is Buster Keaton personified. This is cinema at it's best. Action, Love, and Brains.
almost 7 years
Pure Classic. seek for the 720p ver. to fully enjoy it :)
almost 7 years
Keaton's silent physical comedy /adventure/romance. It held my 10-yr old son's interest.
over 7 years
Clever and physical laughs throughout. Much much better than The Artist
The General is a 1926 American silent comedy film released by United Artists inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase, which happened in 1862. Buster Keaton starred in the film and co-directed it with Clyde Bruckman. It was adapted by Al Boasberg, Bruckman, Keaton, Charles Henry Smith (uncredited) and Paul Girard Smith (uncredited) from the memoir The Great Locomotive Chase by William Pittenger. The film, an adventure-epic classic made toward the end of the silent era, received both poor reviews by critics (it was considered tedious and disappointing) and weak box-office results (about a half million dollars domestically, and approximately one million worldwide) at its original release, but is now considered by critics as one of the greatest films ever made. However, because of its huge budget ($750,000 supplied by Metro chief Joseph Schenck) and poor box office, Keaton lost his independence as a film-maker and was forced into a restrictive deal with MGM.
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