The Bat Whispers
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Magnificently restored by UCLA to its original "Grandeur" wide-screen format The Bat Whispers may not be a cinematic masterpiece but is certainly worth a second look. Opening with a series of flamboyant tracking shots, director Roland West soon enough settles down to the usual "Old House" shenanigans of sliding panels, mysterious bumps in the night, crawling hands, thunder and lightning (sounding more like an earthquake, incidentally, than a storm), etc. An official remake of the 1926 The Bat (which was itself based on an Avery Hopwood play), The Bat Whispers owed just as… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Culturally it may be most noteworthy for its title arch-criminal, who influenced the creation of Batman."
‑ Fred Camper, Chicago Reader
"The Bat Whispers is a talkie remake of Roland West's silent 1926 version."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"There's no doubting the sincerity or intention of The Bat Whispers, only how well it's aged."
‑ Michael Nordine, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"An essential, with every genre mainstay imaginable-a creepy old isolated mansion, a deranged killer on the loose, secret passages, thunder-and-lightning, etc."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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