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The General

Author: Buster KeatonClyde BruckmanAl BoasbergCharles H SmithJoseph M SchenckAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino International, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Ultimate 2 disc edView all editions and formats
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Rejected by the Confederate army, and taken for a coward by his beloved, young Johnny Gray is given a chance to redeem himself when he wages a one-man war against Yankee spies who have stolen his locomotive.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Action and adventure films
Comedy films
Drama
Fiction films
Film adaptations
History
Silent films
Films
Named Person: William Pittenger; William Pittenger
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Buster Keaton; Clyde Bruckman; Al Boasberg; Charles H Smith; Joseph M Schenck; Marion Mack; Glen Cavender; Jim Farley; Frederick Vroom; William Pittenger; United Artists Corporation.; Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 247133504
Language Note: Silent film with musical accompaniment and English intertitles.
Notes: Adapted by Al Boasberg and Charles Smith from William Pittenger's "The Great Locomotive Chase."
Original feature is color tinted; special features in color with black and white sequences.
DVD release of the 1926 silent film.
Based on a true story.
"Mastered in HD from a 35mm archive print struck from the original camera negative"--Container.
Special features: three musical scores; video tour of the authentic General; behind-the-scenes home movie footage; filmed introduction by Gloria Swanson; filmed introduction by Orson Welles; "The Buster Express": a brisk montage of train gags from throughout Keaton's career.
Credits: Photography, Dev Jennings, Bert Haines ; music: 1. composed and conducted by Carl Davis, performed by The Thames Silents Orchestra (in 5.1 stereo surround or 2.0 stereo) ; 2. arranged and directed by Robert Israel; or 3. theatre organ score by Lee Erwin.
Cast: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glenn Cavender, Jim Farley, Frederick Vroom, Charles Smith, Frank Barnes.
Awards: National Film Registry selection, 1989.
Target Audience: Rating: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (75 min.) : sound, black and white & color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC ; fullscreen presentation.
Contents: Disc 1. The feature film --
disc 2. Special features.
Other Titles: General (Motion picture : 1927)
Responsibility: Joseph M. Schenck presents ; a United Artists production ; written and directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman ; adapted by Al Boasberg and Charles Smith.
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Rejected by the Confederate army, and taken for a coward by his beloved, young Johnny Gray is given a chance to redeem himself when he wages a one-man war against Yankee spies who have stolen his locomotive.

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