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Terror by Night (1946) is a Sherlock Holmes mystery film inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, loosely based on The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax. It was directed by Roy William Neill. 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Sherlock Holmes as imagined by the seminal Holmesian artist, Sidney Paget, in The Strand magazine. ... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish author most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and the adventures of Professor Challenger. ... The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of eight stories in the cycle collected as His Last Bow. ... Roy William Neill was a film director known for directing several of the Sherlock Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. ...


Plot Synopsis

Holmes and Watson meet Inspector Lestrade on a train to Scotland, in which Lady Carstairs, the owner of the famous diamond, the Star of Rhodesia, and her son Roland are travelling. The owner asks Holmes to guard the diamond, but Roland is murdered and the diamond stolen in a locked cabin (a locked-room mystery). Holmes must uncover the diamond and find the murderer, both of whom must still be on the train. Dr. John H. Watson is a fictional character, the sidekick of Sherlock Holmes, the fictional 19th century detective created by Arthur Conan Doyle. ... Inspector Lestrade arresting a suspect, by Sidney Paget Inspector Lestrade in the Granada television series Inspector Lestrade is a Scotland Yard detective appearing in several of the Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1. ... // A scattering of round-brilliant cut diamonds shows off the many reflecting facets. ... A locked room mystery in crime fiction is a story in which the reader is presented with a puzzle and encouraged to solve it before finishing the story and being told the solution. ...


Basil Rathbone - Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce - Dr John H. Watson
Alan Mowbray - Major Duncan-Bleek
Dennis Hoey - Inspector Lestrade
Renee Godfrey - Vivian Vedeer
Frederick Worlock - Professor Kilbane
Mary Forbes - Lady Margaret Carstairs
Skelton Knaggs - Sands
Geoffrey Steele - Roland Carstairs

Basil Rathbone. ... Nigel Bruce (left) with Basil Rathbone in a promotional photo for their Sherlock Holmes film series William Nigel Ernle Bruce (September 4, 1895 – October 8, 1953), usually credited as Nigel Bruce, was a British character actor, best known as Dr. Watson in a series of films and a radioseries starring... Alan Mowbray (August 18, 1896 - March 25, 1969), was a British stage and film actor who found success in Hollywood. ...


  • C. Aubrey Smith has a cameo as the man that Watson nearly knocks down in his attempt to catch the train.

Colonel Sebastian Moran is the villain of the Sherlock Holmes short story The Adventure of the Empty House. ... The Adventure of the Empty House, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 13 stories in the cycle collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes. ... Sir Charles Aubrey Smith (known as Sir Aubrey Smith) (21 July 1863-20 December 1948) was an English cricketer and actor. ...

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Night terror (304 words)
Night terrors are a sleep disorder involving abrupt awakening from sleep in a terrified state.
The cause is unknown but night terrors are commonly associated with periods of emotional tension, stress, or conflict.
Night terror is similar to nightmares except that nightmares usually occur during REM sleep and include unpleasant or frightening dreams.
Night terror - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (777 words)
A night terror, also known as sleep terror or pavor nocturnus, is a parasomnia sleep disorder characterized by extreme terror and a temporary inability to regain full consciousness.
The consensus for treating night terror episodes is three-pronged: gentleness, disposal of anything nearby that might hurt the subject, and avoiding loud voices or movements that might frighten the subject further.
Night terrors are transitory so medical help is often unnecessary, but options may range from treatment of sleep apnea to prescription of benzodiazepines and psychotherapy.
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