Movie House Memories

The General (1926)

Episode #118

United Artists released The General on February 5, 1927. Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton directed the film starring Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, and Glen Cavender.

‘The General’ Movie Summary

Johnnie loves both his train and Annabelle Lee. When the Civil War begins, the military turns him down for service because he’s more valuable as an engineer. However, Annabelle thinks they turn him down because he’s a coward. When Union spies capture The General with Annabelle on board, Johnnie must rescue both his loves.

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United Artists released The General on February 5, 1927. Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton directed the film starring Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, and Glen Cavender.

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  1. Surprised Bobby doesn’t like Scorsese or Copppla. Weird to see breakfast club next:)

    1. Yep. Bobby is pretty consistent with his dislike of their films and any gangster films. The Breakfast Club would have been on the show eventually. It’s a top 100 film from my childhood.

      1. They’re fine directors and put out good movies. Glorifying mobster amoral behavior over and over again in film isn’t my strong point – although I do like gangster noir films so go figure. 🙂 Plus, I’m distinctly against nepotism in Hollywood and the Coppola family in particular – Sofia Coppola is talentless IMHO.

        1. What do you think of The Conversation and Apocalypse Now? Or Raging Bull and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore? Some great non gangster films they made. Also his last film Silence is worth checking out.

          1. I liked The Conversation (mostly because of Gene Hackman) and Apocalypse Now is an excellent film, just not in my personal top-100. I just watched Raging Bull a couple weeks ago again – the film style is very well done but I really don’t like the subject matter with him as a woman-beater. I know it’s the character, but it’s a true story. Not a fan of the subject is all. Never watched Alice. Just something about Coppola and Scorsese’s film style that isn’t my favorite. But then again, I’m not a Wes Anderson fan and I’ve been told over and over how I don’t “get it” so I guess I’m just a troglodyte. 🙂

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