The General (1926 film)

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The General is a 1926 film in which, after being rejected by the Confederate military, not realizing it was due to his crucial civilian role, an engineer must single-handedly recapture his beloved locomotive after it is seized by Union spies and return it through enemy lines.

Directed by Clyde Bruckman. Written by Al Boasberg.
The tale of a lad, a lass and a locomotive.  (taglines)


Annabelle's brother: Fort Sumter has been fired upon.
Mr. Lee: Then the war is here.
Annabelle's brother: Yes, dad, and I'm going to be one of the first to enlist.

Annabelle Lee: Did Johnnie enlist?
Annabelle's brother: He didn't even get in line.
Mr. Lee: He's a disgrace to the South.

Annabelle Lee: Why didn't you enlist?
Johnnie Gray: They wouldn't take me.
Annabelle Lee Please don't lie I don't want you to speak to me again until you are in uniform.

Johnnie Gray: We had better stay here until daybreak to see where we are.
Annabelle Lee: It was so brave of you to risk your life, coming into the enemy's country, just to save me.

Recruiter: Occupation?
Johnnie Gray: Soldier!


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