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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:
Pardon Me Boys Is That the London to Edinburgh Choo Choo? 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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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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The stolen teapot appears to have come from the Beacon Hotel.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Lestrade's passenger list gives the forename of Lady Carstairs' son as Roland; however some time later in the guard's van, Holmes refers to him as Ronald.See more »
Quotes:
Prof. William Kilbane:You come pounding on this door again and I'll have the law on you.
Inspector Lestrade:I am the law.
Prof. William Kilbane:Then stop barging in and out of my room like a chambermaid.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes (1985) (V)See more »

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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Pardon Me Boys Is That the London to Edinburgh Choo Choo?, 10 September 2005

As fast-paced, tightly-woven Sherlock Holmes mystery as you will find, Terror by Night tells of a famous jewel being transported from London to Edinburgh with the watchful eye of Sherlock Holmes and befuddled, faithful Watson in tow. Along for the ride are Inspector Lestrade, arch-criminal Colonel Sebastion Moran, a cast of eccentric, Victorian-type characters including a wonderful professor of mathematics(not Moriarity), and a train that gives off the right mood for murder and intrigue. I really liked this addition to the series of Holmes' films. It is not the finest of the lot, but it ranks right up there in terms of what it delivers. Good, solid direction from Holmes veteran Roy William Neill, quality, reliable acting from leads Rathbone and Bruce, exceptional character acting from Alan Mowbry and company, and a zippy pace connected to a script that is able to develop the plot and suspense despite the length of the film being just under an hour. All aboard! You won't regret taking this ride if you like good, old-fashioned suspense.

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