Friday, August 7, 2015

THE BAT / Roland West Productions - 1926

Here we go again... Today we gots a silent movie produced by Roland West who worked in Hollywood from 1916-31, This story is about a weird masked criminal who dresses up like a giant bat and goes around terrorizing the guests at an old house rented by a mystery writer. Set designs by the awesome William Cameron Menzies.

I've got a little sound clip for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button over by our big rubber bat, NOW, Rufus The Gnat!.. Here's a sample of... THE BAT!

Beware everyone, I love the card telling the audience to not give away the ending!..

The Bat is a very agile dude, here, he traverses buildings with ease.

Back at the old dark house, The Bat has made it clear in the paper that he's headed that way!

There are a lot of scenes where the gang is wandering around trying to solve the mystery, just like in the poster.

Then, there's this weird looking guy creeping around on the roof, what's going on around here!

Our heroine is on The Bat's list, he chases her around the place trying to get his claws on her!

The cops finally close in on the monster... Great looking makeup job for 1926, nice teeth!!

Then, The Bat is unmasked, revealing the person behind it, game over, man!

Looks like the curtains have closed on this wild production, good night ever'bloody!

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