The General

The General (1926)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Silent Film, War  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy, Silent Film  |   Release Date - Dec 31, 1926  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - TV-G
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The General is a 1926 American silent comedy film released by United Artists. It was inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase, a true story of an event that occurred during the American Civil War. The story was adapted from the memoir The Great Locomotive Chase by William Pittenger. The film stars Buster Keaton who co-directed it with Clyde Bruckman.

At the time of its initial release, The General, an action-adventure-comedy made toward the end of the silent era, was not well received by critics and audiences, resulting in mediocre box office returns (about half a million dollars domestically, and approximately one million worldwide). Because of its then-huge budget ($750,000 supplied by Metro chief Joseph Schenck) and failure to turn a significant profit, Keaton lost his independence as a filmmaker and was forced into a restrictive deal with MGM. In 1954 the film entered the public domain (in the USA), owing to the claimant's failure to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication.

The General has since been reevaluated, and is now often ranked among the greatest American films ever made.

Movie Info

Budget

$750,000

Box Office

$2,180,000

Themes

Tags

American Civil War, Army, Attack, Behind Enemy Lines, Black And White, Bridge, Bridge Collapse, Cannon, Engineer, Keaton, Mathew Brady Civil War, Silent Film, Spy, Train, True Stories

Attributes

Filming Location: Cottage Grove, Santa Monica
Narrative Location: Tennessee
Subject: train

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Alternate Titles

A generális
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A Glória de Pamplinas
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Come vinsi la guerra
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Dagens helt
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De Generaal
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Der General
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El maquinista de La General
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El maquinista de la general
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Frigo na mašině
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Frigo na masine
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General
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Generalen
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Generolas
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Il generale
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Keaton no Dai Ressha Tsuiseki
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Kenraali
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Krig og Kærlighed
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La General
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Le mécano de la Générale
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Mecanicul
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Mecanicul generalei
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O stratigos
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Pamplinas Maquinista
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Så går det till i krig
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The Engine Driver
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The General
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Több mint generális
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Ο στρατηγός
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Генерал
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Генералът
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Паровоз Генерал
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キートン将軍
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将军
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将军号
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將軍號
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제네럴
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