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?
The doctor's quote, 'There are more things in heaven and earth ...', is from 'Hamlet' (Act 1, scene 5, line 166). See more
The station-master manages to escape out of the side office without anyone seeing him, despite the fact that the room had only one door and no window (only the ticket box opening). There was always someone in the waiting room through which he would have had to pass to escape. See more
The ghost train never comes back.
Version of Der Geisterzug
The Seaside Band
Written by Kenneth Blane
Performed by Arthur Askey See more