The General

78
  • TV-G
Many critics consider The General to be the last great comedy of the silent era, and it consistently ranks as one of the greatest comedies of all time on international critics' polls.
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Many critics consider The General to be the last great comedy of the silent era, and it consistently ranks as one of the greatest comedies of all time on international critics' polls.

Original Release

12/25/1926

US Release

12/25/1926

Cast

Buster Keaton Johnnie Gray / Johnny Gray
Marion Mack Annabelle Lee
Glen Cavender Captain Anderson
Jim Farley General Thatcher
Frederick Vroom A Southern General
Charles Henry Smith Annabelle's Father / Her Father
Frank Barnes Annabelle's Brother / Her Brother
Joe Keaton Union General
Mike Donlin Union General
Tom Nawn Union General
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton

Writers

William Pittenger, Paul Gerard Smith, Buster Keaton, Al Boasberg, Clyde Bruckman, Charles Henry Smith

Cast

Buster Keaton Johnnie Gray / Johnny Gray
Marion Mack Annabelle Lee
Glen Cavender Captain Anderson
Jim Farley General Thatcher
Frederick Vroom A Southern General
Charles Henry Smith Annabelle's Father / Her Father
Frank Barnes Annabelle's Brother / Her Brother
Joe Keaton Union General
Mike Donlin Union General
Tom Nawn Union General
Al St. John Officer on Horseback
Jimmy Bryant Raider
Budd Fine Raider
Ray Hanford Raider
Charles Phillips Raider
Eddie Foster Union Railroad Fireman
Frank Hagney Confederate Recruiter
Jack Hanlon Bit Part
Edward Hearn Union Officer
Hilliard Karr Soldier

Producers

Editors

Buster Keaton, Sherman Kell

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