Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The "Grand Hotel" format was mixed with elements from the popular railroad melodramas Rome Express and The Ghost Train in the British The Last Journey. The scene is a speeding passenger train, peopled by the usual polyglot of commuters. There's a pair of pickpockets, a detective in pursuit of those crooks, an eloping couple, a jilted suitor, a whining sourpuss, and so on and so forth. What none of these worthies know is that their ride may well be their last on Earth: The crazed engineer (Julien Mitchell), forced into retirement, intends to kill himself and his passengers by crashing the train. Fortunately, there's yet another passenger on this particular journey: A psychoanalyst (Godfrey Tearle), who anxiously tries to persuade Mitchell to give up his suicidal intentions before it's too late.
accident, aging, craziness, engineering, extramarital-affair, jealousy, psychiatry, railroad, retirement, scheme, suicide, suicide-attempt, train [locomotive], train-disaster, wall, wife