The Bat
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This fourth film version of the Mary Roberts Rinehart-Avery Hopwood stage chestnut The Bat is so old-fashioned in its execution that one might suspect it was intended as "camp" (though that phrase wasn't in common usage in 1959). Agnes Moorehead plays mystery novelist Cornelia Van Gorder, whose remote mansion is the scene for all sorts of diabolical goings-on. The "maguffin" is a million dollars' worth of securities, hidden away somewhere in the huge and foreboding estate. Vincent Price is seen committing a murder early on-but he's not the film's principal… More

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"The stars chew the scenery and the supporting cast give limited performances."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Botched version of the famous play. Stick with 1926 and 1930 versions."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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