Terror by Night

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Terror by Night (1946)

Terror by Night is an American movie released on 1st february 1946, produced by Universal Pictures, starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. 60 min. This is the 13th sherlockian movie in the Rathbone series.

Sherlock Holmes is hired by Roland Carstairs to prevent the theft of the Star of Rhodesia, an enormous diamond owned by Carstairs' mother, Lady Margaret. Believing the diamond will be stolen on a train trip from London to Edinburgh, Holmes deftly switches diamonds with Lady Margaret while in her compartment. Soon after, Roland is murdered and the fake diamond is stolen. Red herrings abound as Holmes, aided by Dr. Watson and Inspector Lestrade, discover the murderer's hiding place and deduce that long-time foe Moriarty's henchman Colonel Sebastian Moran is somehow involved in the crime.

Other titles: Terreur dans la nuit / Le Train de la mort (France) 12 june 1946

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  • Dining car steward : Gilbert Allen
  • Mock : Harry Cording
  • Fake policeman : Colin Kenny
  • Baggage car guard : Charles Knight
  • Attendant : Tom Pilkington
  • Man on train platform : C. Aubrey Smith
  • Mock Jr. : Bobby Wissler