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The Devil Bat (1940) was a Comedy - Crime Film directed by Jean Yarbrough and produced by Jack Gallagher.

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The Devil Bat

By Barry P. on Oct 16, 2022 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1940) Directed by: Jean Yarbrough; Written by John T. Neville; Story by George Bricker; Starring: Bela Lugosi, Suzanne Kaaren, Dave O’Brien, Donald Kerr, Yolande Mallott (Donlan) and Guy Usher; Available on Blu-ray and DVD. Rating: *** Note: This review is an expanded version of a capsule ... Read full article


The Devil Bat (1940)

on Oct 15, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

Kino Classic continues to champion the underdog with their recent Blu-rays, and while The Devil Bat isn’t necessarily worthy of the Blu-ray treatment, its heart is in the right place.? The Devil Bat’s greatest legacy is showcasing Bela Lugosi‘s limited range of characters and actin... Read full article


The Devil Bat

By RBuccicone on Oct 30, 2012 From MacGuffin Movies

The Devil Bat (1940) I have never found bats in themselves to be scary creatures. Their association with vampires drives a certain degree of fright, but you don’t often see movies about the rodent-sized flying creatures attacking people. The solution to the only moderate fear factor associated... Read full article


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Tommy: [trying the lotion] That feels great... very soothing.
Dr. Paul Carruthers: I don't think you'll ever use anything else.


Roy Heath: Goodnight, Dr. Carruthers!
Dr. Paul Carruthers: Gooooodbye, Roy.


Dr. Paul Carruthers: Now, rub it on the tender part of your neck.


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This low-budget thriller, boosted by Bela Lugosi, was one of the biggest successes for the poverty row Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC). After the war, the studio tried to recapture this success by producing an in-name-only sequel, Devil Bat's Daughter, and a virtual shot-by-shot remake, The Flying Serpent.
This was the first, and most successful, horror film from Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC) after it was formed from the failed Producers Distrubuting Corporation (PDC). Filming began October 28 1940.
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