Silent Sundays Returns March 3rd 2024

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Silent Film Comedy Classic

The General

Starring Buster Keaton

The General is a 1926 American silent comedy film directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman. Set during the American Civil War it follows the story of Johnny Gray (Buster Keaton), a train engineer who loves his train engine, The General, almost as much as he loves Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack). When the opening shots of the Civil War are fired at Fort Sumter, Johnny tries to enlist in the Confederate Army but is deemed too useful as an engineer to be a soldier. Later, Union spies steal The General with Annabelle on board, and Johnny must rescue both his loves.

The film is widely regarded as one of Keaton’s best works and is cited by many film historians as one of the greatest American movies. It is not only a comedy but also an action film with clever doses of romance and comedy tossed in for good measure.

Acclaimed organist Ron Rhode returns to Silent Sundays and the Orpheum's Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ to accompany the film live.

 

Silent Sundays

Sunday March 3rd, 2023


Orpheum Theatre
203 W Adams
Phoenix, AZ

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