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Reginald Le Borg
Mystery writer Cornelia Van Gorder has rented a country house called "The Oaks", which not long ago had been the scene of some murders committed by a strange and violent criminal known as "The Bat". Meanwhile, the house's owner, bank president John Fleming, has recently embezzled one million dollars in securities, and has hidden the proceeds in the house, but he is killed before he can retrieve the money. Thus the lonely country house soon becomes the site of many mysterious and dangerous activities. Written by
In a 1987 interview on Sinister Image (1987) Vincent Price revealed that the stage version of "The Bat" had terrified him when he was a child and he accepted the role because he thought the filmmakers "would revive it and bring it up to date," but he was disappointed with the final result because "it wasn't a good script." See more »
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[the wind is banging a shutter against the house]
That ain't nothing, just something bumping against the house.
[wind blows a door open and closed]
That's just the wind banging the door, pay no attention to it. Listen to this,
'One of his victims who lived for a moment after she was found described the Bat as a man without a face'. Honestly, Miss Gordy, I think that woman was exaggerating.
[a tapestry blows against an open window]
That's just the taphestry at the top of the stairs.
Cornelia van Gorder:
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You can hide a million dollars but..."you can't hide a murder!"
Female mystery writer, renting a bad luck-ridden estate in the country, is terrorized by a serial killer nicknamed "The Bat" (who dons a black hat, black mask, and black gloves complete with sharp claws!). Seems our blood-thirsty fiend is after a million dollars pilfered from the local bank and believes the loot is hidden in the writer's house. "Who is it?" mystery with hilariously overripe dialogue, a frivolous, fluttery-nervous atmosphere, and a lack of logic at every turn. Director Crane Wilbur also penned the script, an adaptation of a stage play dating back to the 1920s. It gets by sheerly on the talent of its leads, Vincent Price (as a sinister doctor) and Agnes Moorehead (with her pithy delivery and incredulous expressions). Nifty opening theme music by Alvino Rey, crisp cinematography by Joseph Biroc. Tolerable. ** from ****
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