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Terror by Night -- When the fabled Star of Rhodesia diamond is stolen on a London to Edinburgh train and the son of its owner murdered, Holmes must discover which of his suspicious fellow passengers is responsible.

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Director:
Writers:
Frank Gruber (screenplay)
Arthur Conan Doyle (adapted from a story by)
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Release Date:
1 February 1946 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
One Way Ticket to DEATH..! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
One of the Best Classic Sherlock Holmes Films ! See more (59 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Basil Rathbone ... Sherlock Holmes

Nigel Bruce ... Dr. John H. Watson

Alan Mowbray ... Maj. Duncan-Bleek
Dennis Hoey ... Inspector Lestrade
Renee Godfrey ... Vivian Vedder
Frederick Worlock ... Prof. William Kilbane (as Frederic Worlock)
Mary Forbes ... Lady Margaret Carstairs
Skelton Knaggs ... Sands - Moran's Accomplice

Billy Bevan ... Passenger Car Attendant Taking Tickets
Geoffrey Steele ... Hon. Roland Carstairs
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gilbert Allen ... Dining Car Steward (uncredited)
Harry Cording ... Mock - Coffin Maker (uncredited)
Boyd Davis ... Inspector MacDonald (uncredited)
Gerald Hamer ... Alfred Shallcross (uncredited)
Leyland Hodgson ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Man on Train Platform (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Constable (uncredited)
Charles Knight ... Guard (uncredited)
Janet Murdoch ... Mrs. Shallcross (uncredited)
Tom Pilkington ... Baggage Car Attendant (uncredited)

C. Aubrey Smith ... Elderly gentleman on train station (uncredited)
Bobby Wissler ... Mock's Son (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy William Neill 
 
Writing credits
Frank Gruber (screenplay)

Arthur Conan Doyle (adapted from a story by) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

Produced by
Howard Benedict .... executive producer
Roy William Neill .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Maury Gertsman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Saul A. Goodkind 
 
Art Direction by
John B. Goodman 
Abraham Grossman 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Carl J. Lawrence  (as Carl Lawrence)
 
Costume Design by
Vera West (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist
Jack P. Pierce .... director of makeup
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melville Shyer .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jack A. Bolger Jr. .... technician
Bernard B. Brown .... sound director
 
Music Department
Milton Rosen .... musical director
Ralph Freed .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Richard Hageman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leigh Harline .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
William Lava .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Charles Previn .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Paul Sawtell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Raymond Kessler .... dialogue director
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sherlock Holmes: Terror by Night" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
60 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-7 (2013) | Finland:K-15 (2009) | Finland:K-18 (2009) (self applied) | Finland:S (1947) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1992) | USA:Approved (PCA #11349)

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Trivia:
Veteran actor C. Aubrey Smith appears in a non-speaking role as an elderly man smoking a pipe on a train platform about 49 minutes into the film.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Early in the movie the discovery of the Star of Rhodesia is shown. The diamond picked out of the mud looks perfectly clear, with sharp edges. However, raw diamonds have rough round edges and appear quite ordinary, with only a hint of regular crystal form.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. John H. Watson:Try some of this curry. It's excellent.
Sherlock Holmes:[ignoring him and speaking to the waiter] Steak and kidney pudding, please.
Major Duncan-Bleek:Of course, the Bengal curry doesn't compare with that of Madras. It's the quality of the mutton that makes the difference, don't you think?
Dr. John H. Watson:The, uh... the meat's unimportant. It's the spices that make the difference. Don't you agree with me Holmes?
Sherlock Holmes:[he hasn't been paying attention to the discussion] What?
Dr. John H. Watson:I say, we-we-we were discussing curry.
Sherlock Holmes:Oh, yes, curry! Horrible stuff!
Dr. John H. Watson:Oh, really? One man's meat is another man's poison.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes (1985) (V)See more »

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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
One of the Best Classic Sherlock Holmes Films !, 1 September 2004
Author: whpratt1 from United States

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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