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
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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
Throughout the entire film, several of the gentlemen's handkerchiefs change position or even fold. See more
You can't stay 'ere!
References Charlie Chan in London
Oh Dear what can the matter be
Sung by Arthur Askey See more