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Uniform Title General (Motion picture : 1927)
Title The general [videorecording] / Joseph M. Schenck presents ; a United Artists production ; written and directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman ; adapted by Al Boasberg and Charles Smith.

Imprint New York, NY : Kino International, [2008]

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    GEN    Available
Edition Ultimate 2 disc ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (78 min.) : sd., b&w & col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Adapted 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.
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.
Contents Disc 1. The feature film -- disc 2. Special features.
Credits Photography, Dev Jennings, Bert Haines ; music: composed and conducted by Carl Davis, performed by The Thames Silents Orchestra; arranged and directed by Robert Israel; theatre organ score by Lee Erwin.
Cast Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glenn Cavender, Jim Farley, Frederick Vroom, Charles Smith, Frank Barnes.
Summary 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.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; 5.1 stereo. surround.
Language Silent film with English intertitles.
Awards National Film Registry selection, 1989.
Subject Locomotive engineers -- Drama.
Railroad trains -- Drama.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Drama.
Confederate States of America -- History -- Drama.
Genre/Form Comedy films.
War films.
Historical films.
Film adaptations.
Silent films.
Added Author Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966. Actor. Director. Screenwriter.
Bruckman, Clyde, 1894-1955. Director. Screenwriter.
Boasberg, Al, 1892-1937. Adapter.
Smith, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1865-1942. Adapter.
Schenck, Joseph M., 1877-1961. Producer.
Mack, Marion, 1902-1989. Actor.
Cavender, Glen, 1883-1962. Actor.
Farley, Jim, 1882-1947. Actor.
Vroom, Frederick, 1857-1942. Actor.
Pittenger, William, 1840-1904. Great locomotive chase.
United Artists Corporation.
Kino International Corporation.
Standard No. 738329063726
Music No. K637 Kino

 
    
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