When the American Civil War breaks out, confederate railroad engineer Johnny Gray has his beloved locomotive carrying his fiancée stolen by Union spies. He boards a massive train and sets outs to pursue the Northern spies to get his kidnapped steam engine and girlfriend back.
Regularly hailed as one of the greatest comedies ever committed to celluloid, Buster Keaton’s slapstick jewel uses a real-life incident from the American Civil War as the backdrop for bold and ingenious physical comedy. With a wildly climactic chase scene that earned its place in cinema history.
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