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The Bat

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Director: Roland West, Tullio Carminatti, Charles Herzinger, Jewel Carmen

Cast: Roland West, Tullio Carminatti, Charles Herzinger, Jewel Carmen

 
Long believed lost, the silent thriller-chiller The Bat finally resurfaced in the mid-1970s and proved well-worth the wait. Based on the play by Mary Roberts Rinehart, the plot is set in motion by a maniacal serial killer who dresses in a bat costume and flashes a batlike shadow on the wall just before he strikes. Most of the action takes place in the spooky

Overview

Long believed lost, the silent thriller-chiller The Bat finally resurfaced in the mid-1970s and proved well-worth the wait. Based on the play by Mary Roberts Rinehart, the plot is set in motion by a maniacal serial killer who dresses in a bat costume and flashes a batlike shadow on the wall just before he strikes. Most of the action takes place in the spooky old mansion of mystery writer Mrs. Cornelia Van Gorder (Emily Fitzroy), where a number of innocent bystanders, chiseling crooks, murder suspects and cowering bystanders converge. When the police show up, everything seems to be under control -- and then The Bat strikes again! The film's surprise ending was rather better handled in the 1930 talkie remake The Bat Whispers, but otherwise The Bat is a remarkable achievement, boasting superbly shuddery cinematography by Arthur Edeson and some absolutely eye-popping special effects, courtesy of production designer William Cameron Menzies. Some current prints of The Bat include an eerie musical score culled from episodes of TV's The Twilight Zone.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/31/2004
UPC:
0089218447098
Original Release:
1926
Rating:
NR
Source:
Alpha Video
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[silent]
Time:
1:28:00
Sales rank:
51,633

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tullio Carminatti Moletti
Charles Herzinger Courtleigh Fleming, Man in Black Mask
Jewel Carmen Miss Dale Ogden
Louise Fazenda Lizzie Allen, the Maid
Emily Fitzroy Mrs. Comelici Van Gorder
Arthur Houseman Richard Fleming
Robert McKim Dr. Wells
Jack Pickford Brooks Bailey
Sojin Billy
Eddie Gribbon Detective Anderson
Lee Shumway The Unknown
André de Beranger Gideon Bell

Technical Credits
Roland West Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Arthur Edeson Cinematographer
Julien Josephson Screenwriter
William Cameron Menzies Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [13:22]
2. Chapter 2 [18:34]
3. Chapter 3 [15:02]
4. Chapter 4 [9:53]
5. Chapter 5 [16:12]
6. Chapter 6 [12:24]

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The Bat 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jbrande55 More than 1 year ago
Campy, pretty good camerawork, Ok Storyline. Good cheap price.