GB / GER
Dir: Géza von Bolváry
Starring: Guy Newall and Ilse Bois
Passengers are stranded at a Cornish country station where they are told the story of a ghost train
The first, silent version, of this popular story based on the 1923 Arnold Ridley play of the same name, was filmed on the Hurstbourne-Fullerton line, with Wherwell station masquerading as ‘Fal Vale’ station. An ex-LSWR T9 Class 4-4-0 was used in some shots, while the rest of the film used models. Most of the station scenes were filmed on a sound stage in Germany where the film is known as Der Geisterzug. Prints do exist for this first version, despite having originally been thought lost.