The Bat

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A crazed killer known as "The Bat" is on the loose in a mansion full of people.

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Vincent Price
as Dr. Malcolm Wells
Agnes Moorehead
as Cornelia Van Gorder
Gavin Gordon
as Lt. Andy Anderson
John Sutton
as Warner, the chauffeur
Lenita Lane
as Lizzie Allen
Elaine Edwards
as Dale Dailey
Darla Hood
as Judy Hollender
John Bryant
as Mark Fleming
Harvey Stephens
as Carter Fleming
Mike Steele
as Jack Bailey
Riza Royce
as Mrs. Patterson
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Audience Reviews for The Bat

A mystery writer (Agnes Moorehead) moves into a mansion where an embezzled fortune may be hidden, and has to deal with evil small-town doctor Vincent Price and a claw-gloved serial killer known as "the bat." The solution to this oft-filmed mystery play is obvious, but a campy Moorehead and Price keep this version watchable.

Greg S
Greg S

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Despite having top billing, Vincent Price is only in the movie for a few scenes. In a way, anybody could have played Price's part. Price is good in the few moments he is in the movie, but most of the film rests on Agnes Moorehead's shoulders. Unfortunately, Moorehead chews up the scenery and her performance tends to be as erratic as the film's tone. This campy dark mansion whodunit comes off as terribly un-even and uninspired. The comedic moments are too cheesy and forced to be funny. Plus the mystery is drawn out too much, especially considering how few suspects there were. The cinematography is also very static, giving a very bland TV movie feel to the production. This is a bland mystery movie that is only remembered for featuring Vincent Price.

Christopher Heim
Christopher Heim

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Spooky old house chiller is blessed with having Agnes Moorehead and Vincent Price in the cast. Nothing special but compared to the gory junk that passes for mysteries today a welcome old fashioned treat. It helps that the whole thing moves at a nice clip logging in at just 80 minutes.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

This movie has an ordinary mystery movie type story, but the style is more like a horror movie, and the actors are good, so the movie is pretty good too.

Aj V
Aj V

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