The General (1926) – Episode 58

The General (1926) Buster Keaton

Welcome to today’s show The General (1926), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this show is completely free and independent. All I ask is that you jump over to iTunes and give me a review.

This will be my first attempt to review a silent film. The General  (1926) is the movie that set the bar for all future train movies. When you watched Indiana Jones riding in mine car in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) they were imitating rail action that was shown in The General (1926). While this movie is primarily a comedy it is based on action that really occurred during the American Civil War. This one unlike the next movie I will cover is told from the Confederate view and the battle flag …

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