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Keaton’s silent film ‘The General’ screens at Organ Loft

| courtesy photo Buster Keaton plays a Confederate train engineer during the Civil War in "The General," the landmark 1926 silent film. It screens Thursday and Friday at The Organ Loft.

By Sean P. Means

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Mar 22 2012 08:17AM
Updated Mar 22, 2012 08:17AM

"The General" — one of the all-time classic comedies of the silent-movie era — will screen Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23, at The Organ Loft, 3331 S. Edison St., South Salt Lake City.

Buster Keaton in starred and co-directed this masterpiece, which tells of a Confederate train engineer whose engine is stolen by Union troops. The engineer risks life and limb, going behind enemy lines, to retrieve the locomotive.

The movie boasts death-defying stunts, amazing sight gags, and a finale you have to see to believe.

Blaine Gale accompanies on the mighty Wurlitzer organ.

The screenings are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for children. Call 801-485-9265 for reservations and information.

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