The Ghost Train (1941)

UK, 1941
85m, 7658 feet/2334 metres
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

A British borderline fantasy film directed by Walter Forde.

Plot Summary

A group of travellers are stranded at a remote country railway station in Cornwall said to be haunted by a ghostly train. The travellers investigate and uncover the truth behind the supposed haunting.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Walter Forde
© [not given]
A Gainsborough picture. Gaumont-British Picture Corpn. Ltd. presents a “Gainsborough” picture
Produced by: Edward Black
In Charge of Production: Maurice Ostrer
Scenario: J.O.C. Orton
Dialogue: Val Guest, Marriott Edgar
Additional Dialogue: Sidney Gilliat *
Based on the famous play by Arnold Ridley
Photography: John Cox
Supervising Editor: R.E. Dearing
Editor: Charles Tormley *
Music: Walter Goehr *
Sound Supervision: B.C. Sewell
[Sound] Recording: M. Hobbs
Art Direction: Vetchinsky
Made at Gaumont-British Studios, London; made at Shepherd's Bush, London

Arthur Askey (Tommy Gander)
Richard (Stinker) Murdoch (Teddy Deakin)
Kathleen Harrison (Miss Bourne)
Peter Murray-Hill (Richard G. Winthrop)
Carole Lynne (Jackie Winthrop)
Morland Graham (Dr Sterling)
Betty Jardine (Edna Hopkins)
Stuart Latham (Herbert Perkins)
Herbert Lomas (Saul Hodgkin, station master)
Raymond Huntley (John Price)
Linden Travers (Julia Price)
D.J. Williams (Ben Isaacs)
George Merritt [ticket collector] *
Sydney Monckton [train guard] *
Wally Bosco [Ted Holmes] *

Alternative Titles

Il treno fantasma – Italy

See also
The Ghost Train (1927)
The Ghost Train (1931)



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.10 p.36
  • Kine Weekly no.1769 (13 March 1941) – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.8 no.87 (March 1941) p.27 – credits, review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.142 no.12 (22 March 1941) – review
  • Today's Cinema vol.56 no.4542 (12 March 1941) – review
  • TV Times 16-22 August 1986 p.47 – credits, synopsis


  • British Sound Films: The Studio Years 1928-1959 by David Quinlan p.212 – credits, synopsis
  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.19, 32, 353
  • Ghosts and Angels in Hollywood Films by James Robert Parish p.2 – credits