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The Bat (1926)

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A masked criminal who dresses like a giant bat terrorizes the guests at an old house rented by a mystery writer.

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A masked criminal who dresses like a giant bat terrorizes the guests at an old house rented by a mystery writer.

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A laugh with every gasp!

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1 November 1926 (UK)  »

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Das Rätsel der Fledermaus  »

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Filming took place almost entirely at night. See more »

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Detective Moletti: How old are you?
Lizzie Allen: Twenty-two.
Miss Cornelia Van Gorder: She's forty!
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deserves to be in top 100 movies of all time
18 January 2004 | by (california) – See all my reviews

No hesitation in giving this movie a 10.In the past I've given some movies an 8 but compared to them "The Bat" deserves an 15,honestly.Taking into consideration that it's vintage it does so much without the benefit of modern technology.The viewer is given the impression that the main setting takes place in a huge mansion with 3 or 4 levels(I lost count),with it's dark shadows and at tmes slanted looking scenery it can be dreamy looking.The setting is only one of the ingredients that makes this movie so entertaining,it goes back and forth from being funny to scary smoothly,it seems to have the viewer at it's mercy.One of the interesting characters is Bloodhound Anderson-super sleuth,with his derby hat he resembles Mr.McNab the truant officer from "little lulu" comic books.He does his share of trembling while holding two six shooters.Adding plenty of comedy also is the maid played by the very popular Louise Fazenda.The movie overall is eerie and suspenseful with the Bat fierce looking.Watch it by yourself in a dark room.


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