The Bat Whispers
The Bat Whispers (1930)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 13, 1930
DVD Release Date: November 30, 1999
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Fred Camper
Chicago Reader

Culturally it may be most noteworthy for its title arch-criminal, who influenced the creation of Batman.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The Bat Whispers is a talkie remake of Roland West's silent 1926 version.

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Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

There's no doubting the sincerity or intention of The Bat Whispers, only how well it's aged.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

An essential, with every genre mainstay imaginable-a creepy old isolated mansion, a deranged killer on the loose, secret passages, thunder-and-lightning, etc.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Very creaky antique.
Sarah Bergman
Excellent considering when it was made.