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The Vampire Bat (1933) was a Drama - Horror Film directed by Frank R. Strayer .

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THE VAMPIRE BAT--Looking Better Than Ever On Blu-ray

By Dan Day Jr. on May 7, 2017 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

THE VAMPIRE BAT (1933) has long been a staple of public domain home video. The fact that it features stars such as Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, and Dwight Frye has given several fly-by-night companies the incentive to slap a copy of it onto a videotape or a disc. Those cheap versions are... Read full article


The Movie Scientist Blogathon: Lionel Atwill In THE VAMPIRE BAT

By Dan Day Jr. on Feb 20, 2016 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Those wishing to participate in the Movie Scientist Blogathon were given three groups of movie scientists to write about--the good, the mad, and the lonely. Due to my classic horror film leanings I had no choice but to pick the mad--and how could I not write a post about Lionel Atwill, the maddest H... Read full article


The Maude Eburne Film Festival: "The Vampire Bat" and "Lonely Wives"

By David on Feb 1, 2014 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

"I beg your pardon, young man?" Of all the actors and actresses who appeared in 1930s movies, Maude Eburne (1875-1960) was certainly one of them. She was born in Ontario, Canada, and appeared in plays there before making her Broadway debut in 1913. The next year she made a name for herself as "Cod... Read full article


The Vampire Bat (1933, Frank R. Strayer)

on Jun 14, 2009 From The Stop Button

It’s hard not to be, at least, somewhat impressed with The Vampire Bat, if only because it came out in 1933 as a knockoff Universal horror pictures. Except at this point, there’d only been Frankenstein, Dracula and The Mummy. The Vampire Bat brilliantly resembles a Universal horror pictu... Read full article


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Karl Brettschneider: Goodnight, gentlemen. Don't let the vampires get you.


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Majestic Pictures cashed in on the success of Lionel Atwill and Fay Wray, who had been a sensation in the Technicolor thriller Doctor X and had already completed Mystery of the Wax Museum, which was also being heavily promoted at the time. Majestic was able to get this film into theaters over a month before the release of the latter one.
Censorship certificate in Finland #107700 delivered on 27-11-2003
German certificate: -8 (video rating)
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