The Bat (1959)

THE BAT (1959)

1h 20min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery

1959 USA
Direction: Crane Wilbur
Writers: Crane Wilbur (screen story), Crane Wilbur (screenplay)
Stars: Vincent Price, Agnes Moorehead, Gavin Gordon

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

It is the fourth film adaptation of the story, which began as a 1908 novel The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart, which she later adapted (with Avery Hopwood) into the 1920 play The Bat. This film version was adapted by playwright Crane Wilbur, who also directed.

The Bat was distributed in 1959 on a double bill with the British Hammer film The Mummy.