Buster Keaton stars in the 1926 silent comedy film. He plays the part of a locomotive driver, during the American Civil War, who has two loves, his gal (played by Marion Mack) and ‘The General’ - his locomotive. Thrilling adventures ensue when Buster ventures behind enemy lines. He befalls his own ploys on occasion but he comes out tops in the end. In 1963 Keaton said that "I was more proud of that picture than any I ever made. Because I took an actual happening out of the...history books, and I told the story in detail too.” Thrills and spills for everyone and to add to the big screen presentation, Donald MacKenzie, organist from London’s Odeon Leicester Square, returns to the City Hall to provide an equally exciting accompaniment to this spectacular silent film on the hall’s magnificent pipe organ.