Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

The General
Director: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton
Cast: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley, Frederick Vroom

When the Civil War breaks out, train engineer Johnnie Gray fails to enlist in the Confederate Army. However, he has a chance to become a war hero when Union spies steal his locomotive and capture the girl he loves. Buster Keaton's brilliant and irresistibly charming silent comedy masterpiece delivers action, romance, and an endless stream of delightful gags. No wonder the film had a massive budget, because all the incredible train set pieces were done for real.