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The Bat (1926)

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

Director:

Roland West (uncredited)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Beranger ... Gideon Bell (as André de Béranger)
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 ... 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 Comedy-Mystery-Drama See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

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Trivia

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

Quotes

Detective Moletti: What's your full name?
Lizzie Allen: Lizzie Allen - whether I'm full or not.
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Connections

Version of The Bat (1959) See more »

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Great Genre-Mix which forecastes BATMAN

THE BAT forecastes BATMAN in more than one detail. The sets look a lot like Gothan City. And even the Batsignal is here - but this Batman is one bad dude.

I said genre-mix in the one line summary, because it's mainly an old dark house movie, but also contains elements of fantasy (the title giving supervillain can fly etc.) and comedy (which is partly outdated and silly). The sad thing about the film are it's racistic undertones toward japanese people. But everything else is great, especially the FX, the set and the cinematography.

If you like old dark house-films (incl. hidden chambers and secret doorways), this one for you.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

21 March 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Rätsel der Fledermaus See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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