The Bat Whispers

The Bat Whispers

Roland West (1930)

84min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Roland West's talkie remake of his own 1926 silent film The Bat is by far the best movie adaptation of the stock spoof horror play set in a creepy mansion where masked menace lurks. It's also a superior mystery chiller in its own right. Sure, it's a dusty antique by today's standards, but the impressively surreal imagery is highly unusual for the period and well worth a look. Using remarkable special effects and miniature sets, the fluid camera darts about as much as the titular caped criminal for a fun combination of screams and laughs.

Cast & Crew

Detective Anderson Chester Morris
Cornelia Van Gorder Grayce Hampton
Police lieutenant Chance Ward
Mr Bell Richard Tucker
The butler Wilson Benge
Lizzie Allen Maude Eburne
Director Roland West
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video