“Terror by Night” quotes

Movie Terror by Night
Title Terror by Night
Year 1946
Director Roy William Neill
Genre Drama, Crime, Film-Noir
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Plot – Sherlock Holmes, his assistant Watson and Inspector Lestrade are on a train, travelling from London to Edinburgh. Their job is to protect a precious diamond from Sebastian Moran, one of the most dangerous thefts of the United Kingdom. After a few hours of travel, the diamond gets stolen, and a series of murders start to happen. It's not easy to track down the theft: Moran is a master of disguise and might have taken the identity of any passenger on the train.
All actors – Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray, Dennis Hoey, Renee Godfrey, Frederick Worlock, Mary Forbes, Skelton Knaggs, Billy Bevan, Geoffrey Steele, , Gilbert Allen, Harry Cording, Boyd Davis, Gerald Hamer, Leyland Hodgson, Stuart Holmes, Colin Kenny, Charles Knight, Janet Murdoch, Tom Pilkington, C. Aubrey Smith, Bobby Wissler
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  • “- Sherlock Holmes: Did you discover anything, Watson?
    - Dr. Watson: Yes. He's a very suspicious character. He tried to put me off the scent.
    - Sherlock Holmes: From the little I heard, he seemed reasonably successful.”

    Basil Rathbone - Sherlock Holmes
    Nigel Bruce - Dr. Watson
  • “- Lady Margaret Carstairs: [presenting her diamond] My husband gave it to me on our fifth wedding anniversary.
    - Sherlock Holmes: 423 carats, isn't it?
    - Lady Margaret Carstairs: The original diamond was over 700 carats.
    - Sherlock Holmes: Really?
    - Lady Margaret Carstairs: [to her son] Your father had it cut. Less ostentatious.
    - Dr. John H....” (continue)
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    Mary Forbes - Lady Margaret Carstairs
    Basil Rathbone - Sherlock Holmes
    Nigel Bruce - Dr. Watson
  • “- Sherlock Holmes: Thank you, Lady Margaret. We'll be as unobtrusive as possible.
    - Lady Margaret Carstairs: That would be a novelty from a policeman.”

    Basil Rathbone - Sherlock Holmes
    Mary Forbes - Lady Margaret Carstairs
  • “- 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.”

    Frederick Worlock - Prof. William Kilbane
    Dennis Hoey - Inspector Lestrade
  • “- Sherlock Holmes: The young lady is taking her mother to Scotland for burial.
    - Inspector Lestrade: In a coffin?
    - Sherlock Holmes: That is the customary method, I believe.”

    Basil Rathbone - Sherlock Holmes
    Dennis Hoey - Inspector Lestrade
  • “- Lady Margaret Carstairs: I shall report you both to Scotland Yard.
    - Inspector Lestrade: ...But I am Scotland Yard.”

    Mary Forbes - Lady Margaret Carstairs
    Dennis Hoey - Inspector Lestrade