Sherlock Holmes: Terror by Night
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The penultimate entry in Universal's Sherlock Holmes series, Terror by Night takes place almost exclusively on a speeding train, en route from London to Edinburgh. Holmes (Basil Rathbone) is on board to protect a valuable diamond from the clutches of master criminal Colonel Sebastian Moran. The trouble is, Moran is a master of disguise, and could be just about any one of the other passengers. Murder and mayhem plague the train excursion before Holmes can successfully complete his mention. Poor old Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) is a bit denser than usual here, though his ingenuousness is… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"These production-line pulp yarns -- Hollywood's Bazooka Bubble Gum -- couldn't have given the terrific Rathbone any sense of challenge or growth as an actor. Nor do they ask much of the viewer, but they can be undemandingly entertaining period bric."
‑ Mark Bourne,
"Penultimate Rathbone Holmes has its moments."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"In this very short film ... so much comic relief feels like desperate attempts to pad an already skimpy story."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"It can be forgiven for its many flaws."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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