The Phantom Express

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The Phantom Express
The Phantom Express.jpg
Directed by Emory Johnson
Produced by Irving C. Franklin (producer)
Emory Johnson (executive producer)
Donald M. Stoner (producer)
Written by Laird Doyle
Emory Johnson
Starring See below
Cinematography Ross Fisher
Edited by S. Roy Luby
Emory Johnson Productions
Distributed by Majestic Films Corporation
Release date
  • August 15, 1932 (1932-08-15)
Running time
70 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Phantom Express is a 1932 American mystery crime-thriller film directed by Emory Johnson.


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.



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, but that source is not acknowledged in the credits. There was a prior silent American film also entitled The Phantom Express (1925) which may also have been influenced although uncredited by the original play.

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