Terror by Night

Terror by Night

Roy William Neill (1946)

60min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce are hired to safeguard a gem called the "Star of Rhodesia" in this short but neat Sherlock Holmes thriller that moves fast enough to skim over the potholes in the plot. Three murders later, the air-gun killer is revealed, and Dennis Hoey has overdone his comic act as Inspector Lestrade to an irritating degree. Years before, Alan Mowbray (here playing Major Bleek) had appeared in the Clive Brook and Reginald Owen movies about Holmes, but he wrote that Rathbone's version of the sleuth was the best. Well, we knew that, didn't we?

Summary

The legendary sleuth and his faithful sidekick Dr Watson hunt for the killer of an aristocrat who hired them to keep a priceless diamond out of the hands of thieves. Mystery, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray, Dennis Hoey and Mary Forbes.

Cast & Crew

Sherlock Holmes Basil Rathbone
Dr John Watson Nigel Bruce
Maj Duncan Bleek Alan Mowbray
Insp Lestrade Dennis Hoey
Lady Margaret Carstairs Mary Forbes
Vivian Vedder Renee Godfrey
Sands Skelton Knaggs
Professor Kilbane Frederick Worlock
Conductor Leyland Hodgson
Director Roy William Neill
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video and DVD
Drama