The Phantom Express (1932)

Stars: Sally Blane, William Collier, Jr., J. Farrell MacDonald
Director: Emory Johnson
Runtime: 65 Minutes
Language: English
Color:  Black and White
Format:  DVD-R
Extras: The Bees Buzz
Rating: NR
Price: $9.95

The Phantom Express

Directed by Emory Johnson

Sally Blane .... Carolyn Nolan
William Collier Jr. .... Bruce Harrington
J. Farrell MacDonald .... D.J. 'Smokey' Nolan
Eddie Phillips .... Dick Walsh
Lina Basquette .... Betty
Jack Pennick .... Ugly thug
Jack Mower
Dorothy Gulliver
Claire McDowell .... Ma Nolan
Axel Axelson .... Axel, the fireman
Robert Ellis .... Reynolds
Allan Forrest
Huntley Gordon .... President of Rival Railroad
Tom O'Brien .... Connelly the Telegraph Operator
David Rollins .... Jackie Nolan

An engineer at the throttle of a locomotive sees the lights of a train approaching. Although the signals say the track is clear, he still sees the train's lights. He grinds the train to a halt, derailing it. He survives, but many passengers are killed. He is fired in disgrace, but sets out to prove his innocence by finding the "phantom express."  

The complete 65 minute version.

Included short subject


features a great comedy chase on a train.

9 Minutes