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The General

Rotten Tomatoes Logo92%
Action & Adventure Comedy 
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19261h 19mOn: Free Services Prime Video Fandor Tags: Military War Spy Country: America

During America’s Civil War Union spies steal engineer Johnnie Gray's beloved locomotive The General - his lady love, Annabelle Lee, aboard an attached boxcar - and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle. Released throughout most of the world in 1927, this Silent comedy-action film flopped when originally released, but now is regarded as one of the great American motion pictures. The story is based on actual historic events.The General featuring Buster Keaton and Marion Mack is streaming with subscription on Prime Video, streaming with subscription on Fandor, streaming on Epix, and 7 others. It's an action & adventure and comedy movie with a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 92% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.1 (75,112 votes).

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Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix & SnagFilms).

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Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor, Epix & 1 other).

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Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix).

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Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video, Microsoft & 1 other).

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#692 Ranked Movie

#10 Ranked in Movies on Fandor

#26 Ranked in Spy Movies

#46 Ranked in War Movies

The General has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 92% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.1 (75,112 votes). The movie is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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