The Ghost Train (1941)





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In this thriller, a group of stranded passengers are terrified by the weird tales of a stationmaster who tells them of the "ghost train" that rumbles down the darkened tracks. It turns out that phantasmal locomotive is very real and is used by a gang of arms smugglers.
Classics , Comedy , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Gainsborough Productions


Arthur Askey
as Tommy Gander
Richard Murdoch
as Teddy Deakin
Linden Travers
as Julia Price
Peter Murray-Hill
as Richard Winthrop
Kathleen Harrison
as Miss Bourne
Morland Graham
as Dr. Sterling
Carole Lynne
as Jackie Winthrop
Herbert Lomas
as Saul Hodgkin
Raymond Huntley
as John Price
Stuart Latham
as Herbert
D.J. Williams
as Ben Isaacs
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Critic Reviews for The Ghost Train

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A fair example of how lowbrow Music Hall British comedy worked in the 1940s.

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good but the ending; the last 10 minutes were boring i don't even remember the ending i've forgotten it already

Paul Atkinson
Paul Atkinson

A train travels through the night only to stop at an isolated train station. The people who disbark are rather mismatched and each annoying in their own way. They cannot arrange for transportation, so they must stay in the station overnight. The stationmaster warns them not to stay because of a haunted train that runs the tracks at night. After some slight scares and enjoyable comedy (which even ventures into sexual innuendo), they uncover what the truth behind the phantom train is. One character jokes about teaching a parrot to say "Heil Hitler." A decent horror-comedy from a time which produced many greats of the genre.


This is an old one, 1941 in fact an attemp to mix comedy and horror, Didn't do much for me. Just to much slapstick. 2 1/2 stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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