The general ; The playhouse ; Cops

General (Motion picture : 1927).

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  • (The general) A locomotive is beloved by its engineer, who sets out to win the Civil War single handedly. (The playhouse) A comedy in which Keaton plays a stage manager, an actor, a monkey and other parts. (Cops) A comedy of errors in which Buster Keaton attempts to win his sweetheart's hand in marriage by becoming a successful businessman. His exploits climax in a chase with an entire police precinct.


  • "K331."
  • Silent film with musical score; English intertitles.
  • Videodisc release of three silent motion pictures, produced by David Shepard, Film Preservation Associates.
  • Digitally mastered from archive prints featuring an original musical score.
  • Title from disc.
  • DVD.


  • The general (75 min.) -- The playhouse (23 min.) -- Cops (18 min.)
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