Monday, February 24, 2014

TERROR BY NIGHT In Color / Universal Pictures - 1946

It's Mystery Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. We gots the real Sherlock Holmes, Basli Rathbone, and Dr. Watson, Nigel Bruce, in a great little mystery involving the fabled Star of Rhodesia diamond. When it's stolen on a London to Edinburgh train, the son of its owner is murdered and Sherlock Holmes' job is to discover which of the suspicious passengers is responsible, but, this time we'll do it in colour!

Eegah!! sent over a soundclip from the start of the movie, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there next to the mysterious lady in black, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our audio offering for... TERROR BY NIGHT!

Renee (CITIZEN KANE) Godfrey is the mysterious woman, Vivian Vedder. Here, she's purchasing a coffin to take on the train journey, check out the kid in the background! Sadly, the beautiful Renee became ill and died of cancer in 1964 at the young age of 44.

Nice shot of the London train station, Dr. Watson and his pal are late and have to run to barely make it onboard.

Lady Margaret Carstairs, accompanied by her son, is the newest owner of the notorious Star of Rhodesia. It doesn't take very long for the son to die while guarding the diamond, which has now gone missing!

Miss Vedder plays coy when confronted by Holmes, Inspector Lestrade and Dr. Watson.

Watson thinks he has solved the case, but, when the man is asked to present the stolen item, it's just a silver tea pot!.. Oops!

In a tense scene, Holmes is kicked out the open door and has to hang on for dear life before breaking the glass to get back inside! And, who's that mystery man?

The baggage car attendant, who knew of the secret compartment in the coffin discovered by Holmes, is now found dead, with a poisoned dart in his neck!

Yes, the mystery man is none other than Skelton Knaggs! He's Sands, an accomplice (hiding in the coffin) to the real thief, Dr. Watson's pal, Colonel Moran.

Then, it's Sands' turn to taste the poison dart gun, can't have any loose ends, you know!

You really need to watch this one to get all the details, twists and turns, but, the clever Moran arranged for bogus cops to board the train and take him away, after being discovered with the diamond. Holmes has turned the tables once again, though... For one thing, he had the real diamond the whole time, everyone was fighting over a fake duplicate.

The second thing was that when Moran's cops take the cover off of who they think is Moran, well, it's Inspector Lestrade instead! Game Over, Man!!

Holmes presents the Star of Rhodesia and ends a very satisfying tale from the pen of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!!! Don't forget, Eegah!! will have something wild 'n' weird for us on Wednesday!

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