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A website devoted to Buster Keaton’s film masterpiece The General

Welcome! If you are not familiar with this wonderful movie, it’s time for your crash course in silent film! Click on the appropriate section in the “Table of Contents” below to read about the making and release of The General.

WEBMASTER’S DISCLAIMER: I do not lay claim to any of the most industrious research that is posted here. I freely admit that I have culled this site’s information from other Internet sources in order to have it posted on one single website devoted to the movie. I have credited said sources at the "Sources and Links" page listed below.

This website is not at all connected with or endorsed by any official group or website associated with the legal or movie rights of Buster Keaton. If any of the materials on this website are under copyright, E-mail me here, and I will remove them immediately. -- Steve Bailey, Webmaster

As befits the subject matter, this website is presented in glorious black-and-white.

Table of Contents:

A Brief Overview of Buster Keaton
The Original Story of The General
The Filming of The General
The Release of The General
Accolades for The General
Trivia Related to The General
Quotations About The General
The General in 3D (No, that's not a typo.)
Sources and Links

And please visit our "sister" website...

...with reviews of Buster's great silent films from 1920 to 1928, and sundry other Keaton goodies.

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However, this is not to disparage their ongoing efforts to preserve and perpetuate the work of Buster Keaton. Click on the above logo to visit their website and learn more about what they do.