This is based on a true story. During the Civil War, a Union spy, Andrews, is asked to lead a band of Union soldiers into the South so that they could destroy the railway system. However, things don't go as planned when the conductor of the train that they stole is on to them and is doing everything he can to stop them. Written by
A true-life spy story of ultimate suspense. High speed and inconceivable bravery!
Did You Know?
The locomotive used to depict The General in the film (Baltimore and Ohio #25 William Mason) was built around the same time as The General, and had been in service during the Civil War. This is also the same locomotive used as The Wanderer in Wild Wild West
(1999). See more
In the film the Battle of Shiloh was said to be a Confederate victory. The First day of the Battle the Confederate army had the upper hand, but the second day of battle the Union counterattacked and Beauregard retreated. The Battle of Shiloh was a Union victory. See more
[the General finally leaves Kingston Station after being stranded there for an hour
Marion A. Ross
When I was a little boy, my father locked me in a closet for 14 hours. I always obeyed him after that, but I never *liked* him much.
Sons of Old Aunt Dinah
Lyrics by Lawrence Edward Watkin
Music by Stan Jones See more