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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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Arthur Askey ...
Tommy Gander
Richard Murdoch ...
Teddy Deakin (as Richard 'Stinker' Murdoch)
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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
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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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3 May 1941 (UK)  »

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El tren fantasma  »

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Director Richard Lester used the opening comedic train sequence as the inspiration for the similar sequence in A Hard Day's Night (1964). See more »

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In the opening scene, the train is shown traveling on the left side track, when Gander pulls the cord and stops it, it's on the right side track. See more »

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Gander [telling a story]: [to parrot] I say, I wonder if I could teach you to talk. I wonder if you could say 'Heil Hitler.' Eh? No, not with a beak like that.
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Oh Dear what can the matter be
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Sung by Arthur Askey
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great British fun
5 September 2001 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Ghost Train is a fine and entertaining film, typical of the better British comedy chillers of the 1930s and 40s. The antics of comedian Arthur Askey are not as funny as they once apparently were, but this can be overcome by viewing him as a period piece or a curiosity.

For a low-budget wartime production, Ghost Train is atmospheric, effective, and it provides some genuine suspense. Great fun for a dark (and, yes, stormy) night. Lighten up, take off the critic's hat, and enjoy.


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