The ghost 1963 euro horror film dubbed english mod dvd disc only. An official remake of the 1926 the bat which was itself based on an avery hopwood play, the bat whispers owed just as much to the cat and the canary 1927, the true granddaddy of all haunted house mysteries. Rns this past weekend, many of us lost a piece of our childhood. Allegedly this film was bob kanes inspiration for batman. Good cast and good production noted for its innovative visuals, eighty minutes plus of olddarkhouse fun. Directed by roland west starring chester morris, una merkel and wilson benge. Embarking with the beautiful gilda on a highstakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception. Friday, december 7th 10pm tuesday, december the bat whispers roland west, 1930 on vimeo. The bat whispers 1930 by doug krentzlin on july 8, 2014 add comment the best movies youve never heard of is a series of articles devoted to littleknown movies of exceptional quality that dedicated film buffs may be aware of, but have somehow fallen through the cracks of the general. Widescreen aesthetics in cinema are well es tablished at this point in film history, whereas trials with.
The bat whispers 1930 roland west synopsis, characteristics. Fight comics and rangers comics on dvdrom 155 issues with reading software. By the time the bat whispers was released, there were already several old dark talkies, including the gorilla 1930 and the cat. The bat whispers 2000 stream and watch online infamous burglar the bat commits a daring jewelry theft despite heavy police presence. The grandeur widescreen format was lost on most moviegoers when the film premiered in late november of 1930. The bat whispers directed by roland west was one of the most ambitious visual stylists working in hollywood. Remembering how the bat whispers 1930, the granddaddy of comedy mysteries aerials for iron eagle, modern adventure with military aircraft crossroads where you deal with old scratch, bailey and camera in the world of blues. I am referring to the death of adam west, whose most famous role was as batman in. The 1920s represented the height of the genre, and even then the films were made tongueincheek.
The photography was obviously inspired by german expressionist cinema and is a wonder to behold. However, in 1930, when west directed his second film version of the bat, renamed the bat whispers, the focus was shifted away from the matron in favor of the bat, and the movie is much the better for the shift. Schenk produced the bat whispers for united artists. An audacious arch criminal known as the bat loves to taunt police by tipping them to his next job. The bat whispers is a 1930 american precode mystery film directed by roland west. Chariots of the gods 1970 psuedodocumentary dvd disc only. Each year, we begin the national film registry process anew and start from scratch. The octopus, in 1939 as the gorilla and in 1956 as the bat. The film is based on the 1920 mystery play the bat, written by mary roberts rinehart and avery hopwood, and is the second film version by the same director, previously adapted in 1926. Though previously filmed with far more style in 1926 as a silent film and in 1930 as the bat whispers in 70mm.
An early talkie and one of the first widescreen films, west financed the cinematography, which required two cameramen, several techniques and was once a lost film but th. The bat whispers is a classic old dark house comedymystery, featuring plenty of atmosphere and many innovative and breathtaking photographic effects, including some elaborately designed and constructed miniatures. The pirate bay is the galaxys most resilient bittorrent site. Subtitles in our supported languages are also available by clicking on the icon in the bottomright corner.
The plot twist at the very end is one of the best of any mystery. The bat whispers is a 1930 suspensethriller with elements of mystery and drama. Free customizable online radio with unlimited skips. He leaves a note saying he is going to the country to give the police a rest. In his first talkie appearances whoopee 1930, the bat whispers 1931, etc. Based on the mary roberts rinehart gothic novel adapted as a play by avery hopwood, the bat is a funhouse version of the familiar killer stalking a country household routine. For example, when the police car is driving down the street, the scene shot from the back of the car over the drivers shoulder can be seen fading into. The bat whispers trailer cut in the style of the dark knight rises a few days ago, i read a post on about the bat whispers, a 1930 noir thriller that was possibly bob kanes.
It tells the story of a welltodo mystery author named cornelia van gorder moorehead who moves into a country estate home that supposedly has a history of strange occurrences. Burly, puffycheeked american actor spencer charters entered films in 1923, after decades of stage experience. I would suggest that since this is a sticky, the directions be posted here since that thread will eventually scroll to page 2, in simple terms and for the most popular versions of the bat. The movie was simultaneously shot in conventional 35mm and either 65mm or. The story follows a middleaged woman of wealth, named cornelia van gorder, who has rented an elaborate mansion from a wealthy bankers son. Hi, i had problems recently with hotmail and followed the instructions in the thread in this forum.
Like 1930s other precinemascope experiments, the bat whispers was shot in two versionsthe 65mm magnifilm production and one in the conventional square 35mm format. The bat whispers is a 1930 film about a criminal that terrorizes the occupants of an isolated country mansion directed and written by roland west, based on the 1920 mystery play the bat, written by avery hopwood and mary roberts rinehart and previously adapted to film in 1926. Cited by bob kane as the influence for batman, the bat whispers is filled with wonderful. Deprived of the widescreens radically unsettling asymmetry, wests movie became just another olddarkhouse picture. The bat whispers 2000 infamous burglar the bat commits a daring jewelry theft despite heavy police presence. The bat whispers passed 1h 23min crime, thriller, horror november 1930 usa a master criminal terrorizes the occupants of an isolated country mansion. Soon after, a bank theft occurs, which may be the work of the criminal as well. Introduction to the bat whispers 1930 directed by roland west.
Cited by batman creator bob kane as a seminal influence on his work. Despite advance warning to the police, who seal off the area, the bat, a master criminal, steals a necklace from the safe in the house of a rich socialite. Featuring expressionistic lighting, set design and darting camera work, the films aesthetic was highly original for its time, heightening the. Directed by roland west was one of the most ambitious visual stylists working in hollywood. So if you voted for a film one year but it was not selected, that vote does not carry over to the next year. The whistlers 2019 not everything is as it seems for cristi, a policeman who plays both sides of the law. Notable sources of inspiration were two of kanes favourite movies, the bat whispers 1930, the film was a screen adaptation of mary robert rineharts mystery novel that featured a character. The bat whispers 1930 suspense mystery mod dvd disc only. The bat 1926 film the bat is a 1926 american comedymystery silent film directed by roland west and starring jack pickford and louise fazenda. To optimize your experience with your screen reading software, please use our website, which has the same tickets as our fandango. The film is based on the 1920 broadway hit the bat by mary roberts rinehart and avery hopwood, which itself was an adaptation of rineharts mystery novel the circular staircase.
He was a regular on a summer replacement television program diagnosis. Enter wily detective anderson chester morris to get to the bottom of it all. Thriller subgenres haunted house film release date nov, 1930. The bat whispers is a 1930 american precode mystery film directed by roland west, produced by joseph m. Like 1930s other precinemascope experiments, the bat whispers was shot. The whispers listen to free radio stations accuradio. The suspense is heightened and the atmosphere is more malevolent. I removed the logo and most of the spanish subtitles.
Films released in 2009 are now eligible for registry consideration. Sorry for the hard subtitles but its the only version i could find. A better than average entry in the old dark stormy night with a mysterious animalistic killer genre, the bat whispers marked director roland wests second take on the popular play, a contemporary of other similar films and stage works like the cat and the canary. Watched the 65mm widescreen version and was fascinated with what roland west did with the format i liked the long, stagebound scenes like filming a play. The bat whispers 2000 stream and watch online moviefone. Supplementary materials include a trailer for roland wests sound remake the bat whispers 1930, which is transferred from a good 16mm reduction print, and a trailer for the bat 1959 starring vincent price and agnes moorehead, transferred from a good 16mm reduction print, which is missing its ending. Overview of the bat whispers, 1930, directed by roland west, with chester morris, una merkel, chance ward, at turner classic movies. The bat was released in 1959 by allied artists and starred vincent price, agnes moorehead, and gavin gordon. With larger screen area, magnifilm looks grand as the camera swoops through ingenious models, through treelined paths and doorways, and swoops over the hedges that surround the large mansion where the. The bat whispers 1930 cited by batman creator bob kane as a seminal influence on his work, director roland wests the bat whispers centers on the search for a mysterious killer known only as the bat. Download music, movies, games, software and much more.