When the fabled Star of Rhodesia diamond is stolen on a London to Edinburgh train and the son of its owner is murdered, Sherlock Holmes must discover which of his suspicious fellow passengers is responsible.
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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. Written by
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The title is actually a Biblical quotation from Psalms 91:5: "Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night". See more »
In the Conan Doyle story "The Empty House", Col. Sebastian Moran kills a young man named Ronald. In this film, "Terror by Night", the young man's name has been changed to Roland. In one scene, Basil Rathbone inadvertently refers to Roland as "Ronald". See more »
Movie goers in the late 1930's and 40's thought this team of actors performed exactly how Sherlock Holmes was suppose to be in real life. Basil Rathbone,(Sherlock Holmes),"The Black Cat",'41 always gave an outstanding performance and his very appearance added greatly to his role as the famous English detective from London, England. Nigel Bruce(Dr. John H. Watson),"The Corn Is Green",'45 played the sidekick to Holmes and appeared goofy at sometimes. This entire film dealt with a long train ride, running in and out of compartments and even looking into a coffin. Alan Mowbray,(Maj.Duncan-Bleek),"I Wake Up Screaming",'41 gave a great supporting role and kept Dr. Watson busy playing Gin Rummy during the "Lionel Train Ride" in Black & White! Skelton Knaggs,(Sands),"Bedlam",'46, put his ugly face into the plot and as always gave a great supporting role. If you love Classic Holmes Films and these great veteran actors, this is just one of the great films Rathbone & Bruce appeared in!
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