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Friday, October 5, 2018

Most Expensive Silent Film Shot Ever: Train Wreck From "The General" (Buster Keaton, 1926) (video)

Buster Keaton is a Confederate train engineer in this classic Civil War comedy.

Pursued by two Union trains, he crosses a bridge and then sets it on fire.

The Union officer orders his own train to cross anyway.

The result is the costliest, and perhaps most spectacular, shot in all of silent film.

I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for watching!

Music by Kevin MacLeod


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