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
Did You Know?
Tommy Gander makes a comment about the parrot singeing its 'parson's nose'. The 'parson's nose' is a nickname for the pygostyle, the fleshy protuberance visible at the posterior end of a chicken that has been prepared for cooking. It has a swollen appearance because it also contains the uropygial gland that produces preen oil. 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
You can't stay 'ere!
Version of De spooktrein
Oh Dear what can the matter be
Sung by Arthur Askey See more