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The Ghost Train (1941)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  3 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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Arthur Askey ...
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Jackie Winthrop
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Edna Hopking
Stuart Latham ...
Herbert Perkins
Herbert Lomas ...
Raymond Huntley ...
John Price
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D.J. Williams ...
Ben Isaacs
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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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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 »

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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: You can't stay 'ere!
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References Charlie Chan in London (1934) See more »

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Oh Dear what can the matter be
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Classic British comedy thriller
23 February 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Curl up with this one on a dark and stormy night and prepare to be alternately amused, irritated and frightened. The creaky old plot about about a phantom train that's said to run through the lonely English countryside at dead of night may be implausible, but it's a lot of fun. There are some wonderful old cliches like "THE ACCIDENT" which the locals can remember but won't talk about. But primarily the movie's a vehicle for comedian Arthur Askey to showcase his particular brand of vaudeville style humour in between the scary bits. Askey's corny humor is not very trendy these days but if you just let it wash over you it can be fun. This is probably the best of Askey's movies.


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