Johnnie Gray played by Buster Keaton
Annabelle played by Marion Mack
Directed by Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton
Run Time: 73 minutes
Reel Review Rating: 7
What was the movie about?
The movie was about a guy who’s an engineer on a train that wanted to join the Southern army during the civil war but couldn’t because his job is too important. He’s in the South. ☹ The North guys stole his train and it goes into this chase scene. The North guys take the engineer's girlfriend, Annabelle, so Johnnie Gray takes back his train, The General, to rescue her. Buster Keaton is in this movie and he is a famous actor from the time they made silent movies.
What I thought about the movie.
The movie was good. It’s a silent, black and white movie with really good music. There are only a few seconds of silence. I liked the chase scenes the most because they come up with a lot of ways to slow the other people down.
What I learned about making films.
I learned that even silent movies can be good. When I first heard of the movie, I thought it was going to be horrible because it was a silent film. But it wasn't. Give this silent movie a chance. Because of this movie I am currently working on my own silent movie, my 4th movie to date.
Why I think other kids should see this film.
I think other kids should watch this movie because it’s funny in some parts; even funnier than a Tom & Jerry cartoon.