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?
Winthrop comments that Gander reminds him of 'something out of East Lynne'. 'East Lynne', a novel written by Ellen Wood and published in 1861, was a best-seller that was made into a successful play, staged many times. (There have been 15 film versions and one television series). 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
Gander [telling a story]
Sizzle Sizzle Sizzle. I found out he'd been dead since Clapham Junction.
Version of Trenul fantoma
Rock of Ages
Lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady
Music by Richard Redhead See more