Full-Frame, Color Tinted.
Rejected by the Confederate army as unfit, and taken for a coward by his beloved Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), young Johnny Gray (Keaton) is given a chance to redeem himself when Yankee spies steal his cherished locomotive. Johnny wages a one-man war against hijackers, an errant cannon and the unpredictable hand of fate while roaring along the iron rails. "Every shot has the authenticity and the unassuming correct composition of a Matthew Brady Civil War photograph", wrote film historian David Robinson, "No one - not even Griffith or Huston and certainly no Fleming (Gone With the Wind) - caught the visual aspect of the Civil War as Keaton did".
- Starring: Marian Mack
- Format: Black & White, NTSC
- Language: English
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Number of Discs: 1
- Rating: Not Rated
- Label: Kino Lorber
- Run Time: 78 minutes
- Catalogue #: 6692
- Three Music Scores
- Video Tour Of The Authentic General
- Tour Of The Filming Locations
- Behind The Scenes Home Video Footage
- Filmed Introduction By Gloria Swanson
- Filmed Introduction By Orson Welles
- "The Buster Express"