The Ghost Train


1h 12m 1933

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 1, 1933
Premiere Information
London opening: Sep 1931; New York opening: week of 17 Feb 1933
Production Company
Gainsborough Pictures, Ltd.
Distribution Company
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
Country
Great Britain and United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley (London, 23 Nov 1925).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,425ft

Synopsis

A group of tourists are stranded at a country way station, where their fears arise when they are told of a "ghost train" which careens through the station at night. The ghost train turns out to be a real train, run by Russian gun smugglers, who are later captured by detective Teddie Deakin.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 1, 1933
Premiere Information
London opening: Sep 1931; New York opening: week of 17 Feb 1933
Production Company
Gainsborough Pictures, Ltd.
Distribution Company
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
Country
Great Britain and United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley (London, 23 Nov 1925).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,425ft

Quotes

Trivia

Only five reels of picture and two reels of soundtrack survive.

Notes

This film was released in Great Britain with a running time of 85 min. The film was also released in a Hungarian version in April 1933. Modern sources include Producer Michael Balcon, Associate Producer Philip Samuel, Screenplay Lajos Biro, Addt dial Sidney Gilliat, Design Walter Murton, Editing Ian Dalrymple and Sound George Gunn in the production.