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The Bat [DVD] [1959]

  • SKU: 7156944
  • Release Date: 08/29/2000
  • Rating: PG
This fourth film version of the Mary Roberts Rinehart-Avery Hopwood stage chestnut The Bat is so old-fashioned in its execution that one might suspect it was intended as "camp" (though that phrase wasn't in common usage in 1959). Agnes Moorehead plays mystery novelist Cornelia Van Gorder, whose remote mansion is the scene for all sorts of diabolical goings-on. The "maguffin" is a million dollars' worth of securities, hidden away somewhere in the huge and foreboding estate. Vincent Price is seen committing a murder early on-but he's not the film's principal villain. Others in the cast include Gavin Gordon as an overly diligent detective, and former Our Gang star Darla Hood as a murder victim. The Bat was adapted for the screen by its director Crane Wilbur, himself a prolific "old dark house" scenarist and playright.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    50% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 2)

    Special Features


    • Interactive menus
    • Scene index
    • Quiz
    • Cast bio

    Synopsis


    The Bat
    This fourth film version of the Mary Roberts Rinehart-Avery Hopwood stage chestnut The Bat is so old-fashioned in its execution that one might suspect it was intended as "camp" (though that phrase wasn't in common usage in 1959). Agnes Moorehead plays mystery novelist Cornelia Van Gorder, whose remote mansion is the scene for all sorts of diabolical goings-on. The "maguffin" is a million dollars' worth of securities, hidden away somewhere in the huge and foreboding estate. Vincent Price is seen committing a murder early on-but he's not the film's principal villain. Others in the cast include Gavin Gordon as an overly diligent detective, and former Our Gang star Darla Hood as a murder victim. The Bat was adapted for the screen by its director Crane Wilbur, himself a prolific "old dark house" scenarist and playright. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Vincent Price
      Vincent Price - Dr. Malcolm Wells
    • Agnes Moorehead
      Agnes Moorehead - Cornelia Van Gorder
    • Gavin Gordon
      Gavin Gordon - Lt. Anderson
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      Lenita Lane - Lizzie Allen
    • Elaine Edwards
      Elaine Edwards - Dale Dailey



    Customer rating

    Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    50%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Vincent Price-The Bat (great movie for SciFy)

      Posted
      DiPie
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I saw this movie when a child and have remembered it for over 50 years. It scared the stuff out of me. Shared it with my granddaughter and she laughed and said it wasn't scarry to her. Well I was only 5 yrs. old and she'd over 10, Kids these day. But still this movie has a twist to it that even she didn't see. Be prepared....

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      not a pressed disc

      Posted
      iamme
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      best buy advertised it as a regular bluray .... its not ... its a bd-r

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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