The General

From Sun 02 to Mon 10 Jul

Considered by many as one of the greatest comedies of all time as well as the last great comedy of the silent era, The General refers not to Keaton’s character, but to his engine, ‘The General’ which figures prominently in one of the most harrowing and hilarious chase scenes ever filmed. Set during the American Civil War, Keaton shot the film on the narrow railways of Oregon and used less than 50 titles to explain the whole story.


As part of Technology on Screen season at Ciné Lumière