The General

Continuity mistake: When Annabelle is helping Johnny fill the locomotive water tank, the water spout comes loose and Annabelle gets soaked. A few seconds later, her hair and clothes are completely dry again. (Later, in her memoirs, Marion Mack said she was not told this would happen and it was a complete surprise to her!). (00:51:00)


Factual error: The General in the film has marked differences from the real engine as it appeared during the Civil War. The engine had three domes rather than two, and had ankle bars extending the full length of each side. The General in the film more closely resembles the prototype's post-1893 appearance.


Factual error: The General and Texas in the film have wooden cowcatchers with vertical slats. The Western and Atlantic used strap-iron cowcatchers with horizontal slats until after the Civil War, and such cowcatchers were worn by the General and Texas at the time the film takes place.


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