The Ghost Train
Musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne & Frank Bockius, narration by Paul McGann
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Showings
Castro TheatreFri, May 29, 2015 9:30 PM
$16 general / $14 member (No processing fee!)
Not Available
 
Film Info
Director:Géza von Bolváry
Cast:Guy Newall
Louis Ralph
John Manners
Sinaida Korolenko
Ernst Verebes
Year:1927
Country:UK/Germany
Total Run Time:93 mins.
Description

Based on the hugely successful stage play by Arnold Ridley, The Ghost Train employs a variety of techniques, from animation to superimposition, that highlight Hungarian director Géza von Bolváry’s visual approach to storytelling.

But for all its foreign influence, The Ghost Train remains singularly British in its humor and eccentric characters as it tells the story of travelers stranded overnight at a dubiously haunted train station. The extant print of the film comes from the British Film Institute but has French intertitles!

Live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne and Frank Bockius, with live narration by Paul McGann.

Co-presented by Friends of the BFI, Mostly British Film Festival, and MiDNiTES for MANiACS