The Bat (1926)

The Bat (1926)

The Bat (1926)

The Bat (1926) is a silent film based on the 1920 hit Broadway play by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood, directed by Roland West and starring Jack Pickford and Louise Fazenda.

The Bat (1926)

The Bat (1926)

The story takes place in an old mansion, where people look for hidden loot while a caped killer (nicknamed “The Bat”) murders them one by one.

Directed by Roland West
Produced by Roland West
Written by Roland West
Julien Josephson
Starring Tullio Carminatti
Charles Herzinger
Jewel Carmen
Louise Fazenda
Emily Fitzroy
George Beranger
Arthur Housman
Robert McKim
Cinematography Arthur Edeson
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s) 14 March 1926
Country U.S.
Language Silent

The film was rediscovered after being thought to have been a lost film for many years.

Director Roland West remade his film four years later as The Bat Whispers (1930), with Chester Morris and Una Merkel. A 1959 remake, The Bat, starred Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead.

The Bat (1926)

The Bat (1926)

Comic-book creator Bob Kane said in his autobiography that the villain of the 1930 film was an inspiration for his character Batman.

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