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The Phantom Express


A railroad is plagued by a mystery train, which on dark nights seems to be headed on a collision course with train number 101, stopping or derailing the 101, then disappearing afterward. The company president's son volunteers to investigate. IMDb Page Stars: William Collier, Jr., Sally Blane, J. Farrell MacDonald, Hobart Bosworth, Axel Axelson, Lina Basquette, and Eddie Phillips The 540MB MPEG4 file was derived from the 3.2GB MPEG2 found on this page. This movie can also be found here.

The Phantom Express is a 1932 American mystery crime-thriller film.

Plot summary

When a phantom train starts derailing rolling stock and threatens a railway company's value, the playboy son of the owner must find out what is happening before the company is sold.


  • William Collier, Jr. as Bruce Harrington
  • Sally Blane as Carolyn Nolan
  • J. Farrell MacDonald as D.J. 'Smokey' Nolan
  • Hobart Bosworth as Mr. Harrington
  • Axel Axelson as Axel, the fireman
  • Lina Basquette as Betty
  • Eddie Phillips (actor) as Dick Walsh (posing as Bruce)
  • Robert Ellis (actor) as Reynolds
  • Claire McDowell as Ma Nolan
  • David Rollins (actor) as Jackie Nolan
  • Tom O'Brien (American actor born 1890) as Red Connelly the Telegraph Operator
  • Huntley Gordon as President of rival railroad company
  • Brady Kline as Slim - a henchman
  • Jack Pennick as Bubba - a henchman
  • Jack Mower as a gang leader
  • Allan Forrest as a henchman


The main theme of the plot bears close similarity to The Ghost Train (play), a movie version of which was produced in England in the previous year, viz. The Ghost Train (1931 film), but that source is not acknowledged in the credits. There was a prior silent American film also entitled The Phantom Express (1925 film) (1925) which may also have been influenced altho uncredited by the original play.

Category:1932 films
Category:American films
Category:American mystery films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films

Irving C. Franklin, Emory Johnson and Donald M. Stoner

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