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The Bat (1959) was a Horror - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Crane Wilbur .

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The Bat ( 1959 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 17, 2020 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"When it flies, someone dies!" Mystery writer Cornelia Van Gorder ( Agnes Moorehead ) has just rented a secluded country estate known as "the Oaks" and finds herself involved in a real-life mystery when she learns that one million dollars has been stolen from the local bank and the loot is believe... Read full article

The Bat (1959)

By John Grant on Apr 8, 2020 From Noirish

US / 80 minutes / bw / Liberty Pictures, Allied Artists Dir & Scr: Crane Wilbur Pr: C.J. Tevlin Story: The Bat (1920 play) by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood Cine: Joseph Biroc Cast: Vincent Price, Agnes Moorehead, Gavin Gordon, John Sutton, Lenita Lane, Elaine Edwards, Darla Hood, John ... Read full article

Day 29 of Noirvember: The Battling Bogarts

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 29, 2017 From Shadows and Satin

The beginning. Every film noir lover knows about the era?s favorite couple, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. They?re like shadowy elegant royalty, with almost a dozen noir credits between them.?But before Bacall, there was Mayo ? Mayo Methot, that is, Humphrey Bogart?s third wife, to whom he was m... Read full article

Batman (1943, Lambert Hillyer), Chapter 2: The Bat’s Cave

By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 6, 2017 From The Stop Button

While the resolution to the previous chapter?s cliffhanger is extremely lackluster, The Bat?s Cave sort of recovers as it goes along. It just has to get through Batman Lewis Wilson terrifying butler William Austin with the radioactive laser gun. Then it?s time for villain J. Carol Naish to order the... Read full article

Summer Camp Week 7: The Bat (1959)

By Summer Reeves on Jul 20, 2015 From Serendipitous Anachronisms

Summer Camp Week 7: The Bat (1959) 20 Monday Jul 2015 Posted by Summer Reeves in 1950s, Camp/Kitsch, Comedy, Horror, Mystery ≈ 3 Comments Tags1950s, Animals, Comedy, Horror, Nepotism, Summer Camp Series My Darling Kitschy Campers, C... Read full article

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Lt. Andy Anderson: [finding Judy dead] The Bat.
Cornelia van Gorder: Yes the Bat, he caught her at the head of the stairs. We saw him rushing down the stairs as we came out of our rooms. I hurled that
[a fireplace poker]
Cornelia van Gorder: at him, I hit him I believe. 'I'm going to cover this place from attic to basement' you said, well what were you covering out there while that poor child was murdered, where were you?
Lt. Andy Anderson: I saw a man outside on the grounds. I went out and hunted him, I hunted him among the trees so far as the brook down near the back road, then I lost him. After that I'd give my own life than let this happen to Judy, but I told you to stay in your rooms and lock your doors and stay there! What was she doing at the head of those stairs?
Dale Bailey: That was my fault.
Cornelia van Gorder: They heard a strange noise, heavy pounding in one of the rooms on the third floor, we all heard it.
Dale Bailey: I wanted to see what it was, but Judy, she wouldn't let me go out there by myself,
Dale Bailey: I made her stay on the balcony!
Lt. Andy Anderson: What about your new butler?
Cornelia van Gorder: Oh he's in his room I suppose.

Cornelia van Gorder: This is the Oaks, a house in the country which I've rented for the summer. As an author I write tales of mystery and murder, but the things that have happened in this house are far more fantastic than any book I've ever had published.

Jane Patterson: What's that noise? Miss Van Gorder, the garage is on fire!
Detective Davenport: Great Scot, look at that!
Cornelia van Gorder: [shuts off the light] Lizzie you put out the light in the other where're you going?
Detective Davenport: To put out the fire.
Cornelia van Gorder: Will you just stay right here?
Jane Patterson: But Miss Van Gorder, the garage!
Cornelia van Gorder: Well let it burn, you watch the stairs.

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Her role as Judy became the final on-screen feature film role for former child star Darla Hood of Our Gang/Little Rascals fame.
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