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The Bat

1960

Episode one of the series "The Dow Hour Of Great Mysteries" (31 Mar 1960) Kinescope recording of an elaborately staged television version of the often filmed 1922 Avery Hopwood and Mary Roberts Rinehart play "The Bat". Hosted by Joseph N Welch. Starring: Helen Hayes, Jason Robards Jr, Margaret Hamilton. A sinister criminal known as "The Bat" tries to find stolen securities hidden in the rambling mansion owned by the deceased owner of a bank and rented by spinster Cordelia Van Gorder. One of the archetypal "Old House" mysteries.



The Bat is an American mystery film from 1959 directed by Crane Wilbur, and starring Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead. The film's tagline was "When it flies, someone dies!"

Production background

The film was based on the 1920 Broadway theatre play The Bat (play) by Avery Hopwood and Mary Roberts Rinehart, which was previously filmed as The Bat (1926 film) (1926) and as The Bat Whispers (1930), both directed by Roland West. The 1959 version also features Darla Hood of The Little Rascals in her final film appearance. The eerie title theme of Louis Forbes' final film score was played by Alvino Rey. Some prints show that this film was shown on
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    Category:1950s horror films
    Category:1959 films
    Category:American horror films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:English-language films
    Category:Haunted house films
    Category:American mystery films
    Category:Films directed by Crane Wilbur
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