April 12th, 2014: The General (1926)

What It’s About:  Union soldiers steal Johnny Gray’s (Buster Keaton) locomotive The General with his girl Annabelle (Marion Mack) aboard.  Can Johnny steal back his  engine and rescue Annabelle?

Why Watch it Today?:  Strange as it might seem, the events in today’s comedy, one of the all time classic films of the Silent era, are loosely based on a real event, The Great Locomotive Chase, which occurred today in 1862.

Where to Get It: Watch the full film at YouTube:

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