Terror by Night
Terror by Night (1946)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 2, 2004
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com

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.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Penultimate Rathbone Holmes has its moments.

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

In this very short film ... so much comic relief feels like desperate attempts to pad an already skimpy story.

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Dennis Schwartz
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It can be forgiven for its many flaws.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
I for one think Basil Rathbone played the best Sherlock Holmes. This movie has Holmes and Watson on a train en route from London to Edinburgh, They are there to… More
Henrik Schunk
Of all mystery cliches, the mystery on a train is my favourite, that and a haunted house maybe, I was never the biggest fan of the Rathbone versions of Sherlock… More
Sunil Jawahir
Basil Rathbone is as great as ever and Nigel Bruce is as much of a bumbly mess as ever.
Anastasia Bartzoulianou
I will have to agree with Henrik Shunk ,another Flixster user. I am not a big fan of the Rathbone versions of Sherlock Holmes. "They are very pulp, render… More