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Director:
Writers:
John T. Neville (screenplay)
George Bricker (original story)
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Release Date:
13 December 1940 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Sharp Fanged Blood Sucking DEATH Dives from MIDNIGHT SKIES! See more »
Plot:
A mad scientist develops an aftershave lotion that causes his gigantic bats to kill anyone who wears it. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
SAY CHEESE PLEASE See more (68 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bela Lugosi ... Dr. Paul Carruthers
Suzanne Kaaren ... Mary Heath
Dave O'Brien ... Johnny Layton
Guy Usher ... Henry Morton
Yolande Donlan ... Maxine (as Yolande Mallott)
Donald Kerr ... 'One-Shot' McGuire
Edmund Mortimer ... Martin Heath (as Edward Mortimer)
Gene O'Donnell ... Don Morton
Alan Baldwin ... Tommy Heath
John Ellis ... Roy Heath
Arthur Q. Bryan ... Joe McGinty
Hal Price ... Chief Wilkins
John Davidson ... Prof. Percival Garland Raines
Billy Griffith ... Coroner (scenes deleted)
Wally Rairden ... Walter King (as Wally Rairdon)

Directed by
Jean Yarbrough  (as Jean Yarborough)
 
Writing credits
John T. Neville (screenplay) (as John Thomas Neville)

George Bricker (original story)

Produced by
Jack Gallagher .... producer
Guy V. Thayer Jr. .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Martinelli (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Holbrook N. Todd 
 
Art Direction by
Paul Palmentola 
 
Production Management
Melville De Lay .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Ferrol Redd .... sound engineer (as Farrell Redd)
 
Music Department
David Chudnow .... musical director
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Killer Bats" - USA (16mm release title)
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Runtime:
68 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Portugal:M/12 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (video rating) (2004) | USA:Approved (PCA #6897)

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Trivia:
This low-budget thriller, boosted by Bela Lugosi, was one of the biggest successes for the poverty row Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC). After the war, the studio tried to recapture this success by producing an in-name-only sequel, Devil Bat's Daughter (1946), and a virtual shot-by-shot remake, The Flying Serpent (1946).See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: Throughout the movie, references are made to Illinois locations (Chicago, Peoria, Springfield), yet the scenery shown at the beginning of the movie is clearly Californian.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Paul Carruthers:I tell you, Layton, expecting a bat to be attracted by the scent of a lotion is all foolishness.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Pale Moonlight Theater (2013) (TV)See more »

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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
SAY CHEESE PLEASE, 11 July 2003
Author: cathoga_hunter from united states

If you like B-Movie cheese...this film is for you! I love this flick. Sure it's not Citizen Kane. But it never said it was. Bela is excellent. He always took his roles so serious. And that's why he's so good in these types of goofball films. If your a fan of DVD Extras, you will love this one. The commentary features Bela Lugosi, Jr. And Numerous Lugosi movie trailers. Well worth checking out! 5 out of 5 stars. GOOD STUFF!!

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