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The Ghost Train (1941)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  3 May 1941 (UK)
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Hijinks and chills ensue when a group become stranded at an isolated station and a legendary phantom train approaches....



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Complete credited cast:
Arthur Askey ...
Tommy Gander
Richard Murdoch ...
Kathleen Harrison ...
Peter Murray-Hill ...
Carole Lynne ...
Jackie Winthrop
Morland Graham ...
Betty Jardine ...
Edna Hopking
Stuart Latham ...
Herbert Perkins
Herbert Lomas ...
Raymond Huntley ...
John Price
Linden Travers ...
D.J. Williams ...
Ben Isaacs


Mismatched travellers are stranded overnight at a lonely rural railway station. They soon learn of local superstition about a phantom train which is said to travel these parts at dead of night, carrying ghosts from a long-ago train wreck in the area. The travelers eventually get to the bottom of the things that go bump in the night. In between the scary bits, comedian Arthur Askey plays the gags with his Vaudeville style humor, to the constant irritation of his fellow passengers. Written by Neil Bridger

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Due to previous work commitments having taken him around the country, Arthur Askey's first real experience of the Blitz came when he arrived in London to shoot the film, having despatched his wife and daughter to the perceived safety of Lakeside at Lake Windermere. See more »


When Teddy shoots at the 'ghost' on the platform, he uses what appears to be a 1910 Model Browning automatic, a popular police and civilian pistol of the time; but when he re-enters the waiting room he is holding a 1901 Model Browning, quite different in appearance. Later when the villain Price threatens the passengers on the bus, he now has the M1910. See more »


Gander: When the train come tearing and a roaring through the station, with its whiskers blowing and it haunted steam up...
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Version of Ghost Train (1976) See more »


Oh Dear what can the matter be
Sung by Arthur Askey
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Classic British comedy thriller
23 February 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Curl up with this one on a dark and stormy night and prepare to be alternately amused, irritated and frightened. The creaky old plot about about a phantom train that's said to run through the lonely English countryside at dead of night may be implausible, but it's a lot of fun. There are some wonderful old cliches like "THE ACCIDENT" which the locals can remember but won't talk about. But primarily the movie's a vehicle for comedian Arthur Askey to showcase his particular brand of vaudeville style humour in between the scary bits. Askey's corny humor is not very trendy these days but if you just let it wash over you it can be fun. This is probably the best of Askey's movies.

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