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