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.
This movie is part of the collection: Sci-Fi / Horror
Director: Walter Forde
Producer: Edward Black
Production Company: Gainsborough Pictures
Audio/Visual: sound, black & white
Keywords: Comedy; Horror; Arthur Askey
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The Ghoul is a 1933 British Horror film starring Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger and Ralph Richardson, whose debut film this was. The plot centres around a Professor (Karloff) who is to be buried with an Egyptian jewel in order to attain eternal life. When the jewel is stolen by his servant, the professor rises from the dead to reclaim it.
The film, based on the play and novel by Dr. Frank King and Leonard J. Hines, was once considered to be a lost film since the original nitrate negative had succumbed to decomposition and no prints of the film were known to exist. However, an incomplete and partly decomposed Czech release print was discovered which was the only available print for several decades. Then, finally, an excellent quality print was discovered in the archives of the British Film Institute.
Director: T Hayes Hunter
Producer: T Hayes Hunter
Production Company: Gaumont British
Audio/Visual: sound, b/w
Keywords: Horror; Egypt; Mummy; Boris Karloff; Cedric Hardwicke; Ralph Richardson; Lost Film
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