The Bat (1926 film)

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The Bat
Theatrical poster
Directed by Roland West
Produced by Joseph M. Schenck
Roland West
Written by Roland West
Julien Josephson
George Marion, Jr. (intertitles)
Based on The Bat 
by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood and the novel The Circular Staircase by Rinehart
Starring Tullio Carminatti
Charles Herzinger
Jewel Carmen
Louise Fazenda
Emily Fitzroy
George Beranger
Arthur Housman
Robert McKim
Cinematography Arthur Edeson
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • March 14, 1926 (1926-03-14)
Running time
86 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

The Bat (1926) is a silent film based on the 1920 Broadway hit The Bat by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood, directed by Roland West and starring Jack Pickford and Louise Fazenda.



Writer Cornelia Van Gorder (Fitzroy) rents a house for the summer. In the house, people search for hidden loot while a caped killer (nicknamed "The Bat") murders them one by one.


Film remakes:

TV adaptations include:

Connection to Bob Kane's "Batman"[edit]

Comic-book creator Bob Kane said in his 1989 autobiography Batman and Me that the villain of the 1930 film The Bat Whispers was an inspiration for his character Batman.[1]


  1. ^ The Haunting of Robert Kane!,, September 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2011.

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