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The Ghost Train (1941)

 |  Comedy, Horror  |  5 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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Herbert Perkins
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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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El tren fantasma  »

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Hodgkin refers to the bridge crash taking place on the evening of the Diamond Jubilee 44 years earlier: this refers to Queen Victoria's celebration of 60 years of monarchy on Tuesday, June 22nd 1897, thereby dating the film's events on the night of Sunday, June 22nd, 1941. See more »

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Throughout the entire film, several of the gentlemen's handkerchiefs change position or even fold. See more »

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Gander: [about the ghost of Ted Holmes after he trips up] That was his other leg
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Version of Der Geisterzug (1957) See more »

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Oh Dear what can the matter be
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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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