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Title The general [videorecording] / written and directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman ; adapted by Al Boasberg and Charles Smith from William Pittenger's The great locomotive chase. The playhouse / written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline. Cops / written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline.

Imprint New York : Kino on Video, c2001.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    GEN    DUE 03-01-21 Billed
Description 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Art of Buster Keaton
Note Videodisc release of three silent motion pictures, produced by David Shepard, Film Preservation Associates.
Digitally mastered from archive prints featuring an original musical score.
The general was originally released in 1926 (75 min.), The playhouse released in 1921 (23 min.) and Cops released in 1922 (18 min.)
Credits The general: photographed by J. Devereux Jennings and Bert Haines ; technical director, Fred Gabourie ; music arranged and directed by Robert Israel.
The playhouse: music arranged by Robert Israel.
Cops: musical setting by Gaylord Carter.
Cast The general: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack.
The playhouse: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox.
Cops: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox.
Summary The general: The general is a locomotive beloved by its engineer, who sets out to win the Civil War singlehandedly.
The playhouse: A comedy in which Keaton plays a stage manager, an actor, a monkey and other parts; includes the "dream" sequence.
Cops: A comedy of error and circumstance in which Buster Keaton attempts to win his sweetheart's hand in marriage by becoming a successful businessman. His exploits climax in a chase with an entire police precinct.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD.
Language Silent film with musical score; English intertitles.
Subject United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Silent films
Comedy films
Short films
Added Author Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966.
Bruckman, Clyde, 1894-1955.
Cline, Edward, 1892-1961.
Mack, Marion, 1902-1989.
Fox, Virginia, 1902-1982.
Pittenger, William, 1840-1904. Great locomotive chase.
Boasberg, Al, 1892-1937.
Israel, Robert.
Carter, Gaylord.
Kino International Corporation.
Other Title The general ; The playhouse ; Cops
Added Title The playhouse.
Cops.
Standard No. 738329013127
Music No. K131 Kino

 
    
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