Talk:The General (1926 film)

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Older comments[edit]

As I recall Cut to the Chase, it was the most expensive film of its day, partly because of many forest fires touched off by the locomotives. (Why, I dunno; they were all steam then. Were woodburners worse? Had the stacks been modded for authenticity?) My stab at correcting for inflation put it on par with Titanic.

It was also filmed in Cottage Grove, Oregon, where Stand by Me was shot; I suppose the same railway appears. Dunno if any common background features can be spotted. 142.177.124.178 04:40, 17 Jul 2004 (UTC)

It is the same rwy; the OP&E. Also hosted Emperor of the North Pole.[1] 142.177.124.178 05:06, 17 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Page move[edit]

This page was moved from "The General (1927 movie)" to "The General (1927 film)" as per the naming convention set out at Wikipedia:Naming conventions (films)Ianblair23 15:58, 1 October 2005 (UTC)

Keaton's Character's Name[edit]

On the Kino DVD, Keaton identifies himself as Johnnie Gray the first time he tries to enlist, before he thinks of using subterfuge. The credits also identify him as Gray. It is kind of a cute name for a Confederate, but it's the only name we've got, and I'm editing the article to reflect this. --68.41.122.213 08:04, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Length Of Movie[edit]

For several reasons--different versions, different adaptations to sound and video, different title cards--there are several different timings available for the movie. Nevertheless, most are between 70 and 85 minutes. Since the number that was previously up was a half an hour longer than many other timings, I changed it to the IMDb's number for one particular USA version.

Rewrote Plot[edit]

Hi guys. Thought the Plot section was a touch long and some parts were.. well.. incorrect. So I rewrote most of it. Hope it meets with your approval Captain deathbeard (talk) 14:46, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Scores[edit]

should there not be a section mentioning the different scores available for the film? There are many that have been done post release. -NeF (talk) 12:28, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

Release year[edit]

Discussion here about the film having a possible release in late 1926 in Japan. Any help to confirm this would be gratefully welcomed. Lugnuts (talk) 09:02, 6 December 2010 (UTC)