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The Bat
(1926) American
B&W : Nine reels / 8219 feet
Directed by Roland West

Cast: André de Béranger (André Beranger) [Gideon Bell], Charles W. Herzinger [the man in the black mask], Emily Fitzroy [Miss Cornelia Van Gorder], Louise Fazenda [Lizzie Allen], Arthur Houseman [Richard Fleming], Robert McKim [Doctor Wells], Jack Pickford [Brooks Bailey], Jewel Carmen [Miss Dale Ogden], Sojin Kamiyama [Billy], Tullio Carminati [Moletti], Eddie Gribbon [Detective Anderson], Lee Shumway [The Unknown]

Feature Productions, Incorporated, production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Scenario by Roland West, with continuity by Julien Josephson, from the play adaptation The Bat by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood of the novel The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Production design by William Cameron Menzies. Production assistants, Frank Hall Crane, Hal C. Kern, Thornton Freeland and Ned Herbert Mann. Cinematography by Arthur Edeson. Intertitles by George Marion Jr. / © 23 March 1926 by Feature Productions, Incorporated [LP22528]. Premiered circa 14 March 1926 in New York, New York. Released 5 April 1926. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Roland West remade this film as The Bat Whispers (1930).

Drama: Mystery.

Survival status: Print exists in the UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Banks - Crime: Robberies - Criminals - Deceit - Disguises: Costumes - Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives - Money - Weapons: Guns

Listing updated: 19 August 2009.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Edmonds-Todd p. 278; Everson-American p. 189, 220; Everson-Detective p. 30; Maltin-Guide p. 79; Marrero-Vintage pp. 6, 30; Shipman-Cinema pp. 92-93; Steinbrunner-Encyclopedia p. 344 : Website-AFI : with additional information provided by Barbara J. Kuehl.

Home video: DVD.

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