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?
William Campbell is depicted in the film as a Union soldier. In actuality, Campbell was the only civilian beside Andrews to participate in the raid; his character in the film is also quite different than his real-life character. See more
The General and Texas feature cowcatchers with vertical wooden slats rather than those with horizontal strap iron ones which the railroad used exclusively until the 1870s. 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