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?
When Winthrop is introduced as an all-rounder for the MCC, this indicates that he plays for the English cricket team (the MCC was the name used by the national side for many years) and played as a batsmen and a bowler. 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
If this be a natural thing where do it come from, where do it go?
Version of Der Geisterzug
Rock of Ages
Lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady
Music by Richard Redhead See more