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: