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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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1 November 1926 (UK)  »

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Das Rätsel der Fledermaus  »

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For many years this was regarded as a "lost film" with no known prints or elements existing. See more »

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Lizzie Allen: That Jap butler gives me the willies. The Flemings through him in with the lease, but I'd throw him OUT!
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Version of The Bat Whispers (1930) See more »

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Very Good Quality Print
12 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There certainly is a lot happening in this film. Trap doors. Secret passages. Staircases. A "Bat" man. A hysterical maid who screams and leaps and circles and points. She must have been totally worn out when this film ended. Having seen the later version, I kind of knew the ropes a little bit. The idea is to get people out of an old mansion in order to grab a bunch of money that was embezzled from a local bank. The title character harasses the inhabitants, but doesn't know he has a real foe in the tough, matronly, unflappable owner of the mansion. She holds her own no matter what transpires. We have lots of suspects and that bat costume is pretty good. We can see elements of the Batman character of the early comic books. For a silent film this is very high quality and wears very well.


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