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The General

year: 1926
director: Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman
cast: Marion Mack, Buster Keaton, Jim Farley

Rejected by the Confederate army and taken for a coward by his beloved Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), young Johnny Gray (Keaton) is given a chance to redeem himself when Yankee spies steal his cherished locomotive. Johnny wages a one-man war against hijackers, an errant cannon and the unpredictable hand of fate while roaring along the iron rails. ''Every shot has the authenticity and the unassuming correct composition of a Mathew Brady Civil War photograph,'' wrote film historian David Robinson, ''No one - not even Griffith or Huston and certainly not Fleming (Gone With the Wind) - caught the visual aspect of the Civil War as Keaton did.''