Passed | | Crime, Thriller, Horror
Mary Pickford purchased the rights to this film hoping to produce a remake starring Humphrey Bogart and Lillian Gish.
Cornelia van Gorder:
Get the Ouija board.
Lizzie Allen: It's got the Bible on top of it, keeping it quiet.
When Lizzie screams after seeing "The Bat" coming in through the window and going up the stairs, Cornelia enters the room and turns the light switch - but the lights don't come on until she's a couple steps into the room.
After the film an actor comes onto a movie house stage and implores the audience to withhold the identity of the bat from family and friends so they can also enjoy the movie.
This film was shot in two versions with a different director of photography for each. One is in standard 35mm and the other in an early 65mm process. The 65mm version is considered "stagebound" (it was actually based on a popular play) while the 35mm version is considered more "cinematic". Prints of both versions still exist.