The Bat Whispers (1930)

82 mins | Mystery, Melodrama | 29 November 1930

Director:

Roland West

Writer:

Roland West

Cinematographer:

Ray June

Editor:

James Smith

Production Company:

Art Cinema Corp.
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HISTORY

United Artists released a 1926 film, The Bat , which also was based on the Mary Rinehart Roberts, Avery Hopwood play. That film also was directed by Roland West and starred Jack Pickford. Another adaptation of the play was released by United Artists in 1959. That film, also entitled The Bat , was directed by Crane Wilbur and starred Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead (see ... More Less

United Artists released a 1926 film, The Bat , which also was based on the Mary Rinehart Roberts, Avery Hopwood play. That film also was directed by Roland West and starred Jack Pickford. Another adaptation of the play was released by United Artists in 1959. That film, also entitled The Bat , was directed by Crane Wilbur and starred Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead (see entries). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
EHW
15 Nov 1930
pp. 40-41.
Film Daily
18 Jan 1931
p. 10.
New York Times
16 Jan 1931
p. 27.
New Yorker
24 Jan 1930
p. 55.
Variety
21 Jan 1931
p. 17.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
United Artists Picture
A Roland West Attraction
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Supv of photog
Photog wide film
Photog
[35mm version]
ART DIRECTOR
Settings des and executed by
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
In charge of sd
[35mm version]
PRODUCTION MISC
Asst on prod
Asst on prod
Asst on prod
Asst on prod
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Bat by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood (New York, 23 Aug 1920), produced on stage by Lincoln A. Wagenhals and Collin Kemper, which was based on the novel The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart (Indianapolis, 1908).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Roland West's The Bat Whispers
Release Date:
29 November 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Art Cinema Corp.
Copyright Date:
24 November 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1761
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
gauge
65mm, also 35mm
Widescreen/ratio
2:1 Magnifilm, also 1.18:1
Duration(in mins):
82
Length(in feet):
7,991
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

A sound version of the play, following the same general story outline of the 1926 version, entitled The Bat ... +


A sound version of the play, following the same general story outline of the 1926 version, entitled The Bat . +

GENRE
Genres:


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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