The Ghost Train (1927)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This earliest film version of Arnold Ridley's popular theatrical comedy-mystery The Ghost Train was lensed in Germany by a British cast and crew. Guy Newall stars as "silly ass" Teddy Deakin, one of several railroad passengers marooned in a remote train depot. Adding to the passengers' discomfort is the apparent presence of a "ghost train," which runs along an abandoned rail line, bringing sudden death in its wake. It turns out that the ghost train is a hoax, perpetrated by a gang of gunrunners to cover up their activities. But the seemingly ineffectual Teddy Deakin offers a few surprises of his own before the villains are thwarted.

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Britain, detective, gangster, railroad, train [locomotive]