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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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Roland West (uncredited)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Beranger ... Gideon Bell (as André de Béranger)
Charles Herzinger Charles Herzinger ... Man in Black Mask
Emily Fitzroy ... Miss Cornelia Van Gorder
Louise Fazenda ... Lizzie Allen
Arthur Housman ... Richard Fleming (as Arthur Houseman)
Robert McKim ... Dr. Wells
Jack Pickford ... Brooks Bailey
Jewel Carmen ... Miss Dale Ogden
Sôjin Kamiyama Sôjin Kamiyama ... Billy - the Butler (as Sojin Kamiyama)
Tullio Carminati ... Detective Moletti
Eddie Gribbon ... Detective Anderson
Lee Shumway ... The Unknown
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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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psychopath | old dark house | See All (2) »

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A laugh with every gasp!

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Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Rätsel der Fledermaus See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Filming took place almost entirely at night. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951) See more »

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A good version of the story
16 July 2004 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

This film, like the play that it comes from asked the audience to keep the secret of the Bat secret so I will do the same and so I'll only speak in generalities.

One of the grand old dark house films this is the story of the super criminal known as The Bat and his attempt to steal a great fortune.

This film isn't the best ever made. The passage of time has diminished its impact a bit. Part of the problem is that at times the film has to wrestle with its stage origins, things seem to stagnate and you become bored. However at other times this film soars with a visual style that has rarely been matched. The mask of the villain for example hasn't been equaled. Thankfully its always watchable.

Certainly worth a look.


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