Combustible Celluloid Review - The Bat (2022), Crane Wilbur, based on a novel by Mary Roberts Rinehart and on a play by Mary Roberts Rinehart, Avery Hopwood, Crane Wilbur, Vincent Price, Agnes Moorehead, Gavin Gordon, John Sutton, Lenita Lane, Elaine Edwards, Darla Hood, John Bryant, Harvey Stephens, Mike Steele, Riza Royce, Robert B. Williams
Combustible Celluloid
 
Stream it:
Amazon
Download at i-tunes iTunes
Own it:
DVD
Blu-ray
With: Vincent Price, Agnes Moorehead, Gavin Gordon, John Sutton, Lenita Lane, Elaine Edwards, Darla Hood, John Bryant, Harvey Stephens, Mike Steele, Riza Royce, Robert B. Williams
Written by: Crane Wilbur, based on a novel by Mary Roberts Rinehart and on a play by Mary Roberts Rinehart, Avery Hopwood
Directed by: Crane Wilbur
MPAA Rating: NR
Running Time: 80
Date: 08/09/1959
IMDB

The Bat (2022)

2 Stars (out of 4)

Guano

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

The Film Detective offers a newly restored Blu-ray release of this Vincent Price film, which fell into the public domain. Unfortunately, the movie is extremely talky and stagy, and it has a flat, scrubbed look, evenly-lit and little use of shadows or contrast. Even though it's a murder story, it's pretty dull. Price plays a scientist who murders an embezzling banker and takes the stolen money for himself. Agnes Moorehead plays a mystery novelist, Cornelia Van Gorder. And a killer known as "The Bat" is on the loose, while various suspects come and go. The movie features twenty-eight year old Darla Hood, who was better known as young "Darla" on in the Our Gang/Little Rascals comedy shorts. On the new 2022 Blu-ray, film scholar Jason A. Ney provides a liner notes essay and a commentary track. Other bonuses include a featurette on director Crane Wilbur, and several Vincent Price radio plays.

CD Universe
Hulu
TASCHEN
Movies Unlimtied
300x250