Southwark Cathedral is hosting a screening of The General (U), with live organ accompaniment by Donald Mackenzie, the organist of the ODEON Leicester Square.
Buster Keaton's 1926 film is the classic comedy adventure and the last major film of the silent era.
Based on a true incident, the Great Locomotive Chase; with the 'General' of the title referring not to Keaton's character, engineer Johnnie Gray, but to his engine. Gray has been rejected by both the Confederate Army and by his fiancee Annabelle but when Union spies steal the General (and unwittingly, Annabelle), he gets a chance to exercise heroism – with Keaton's trademark deadpan humour – to catch up to the General and rescue his beloved.
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