The Bat (1926 film)
|Directed by||Roland West|
|Produced by||Roland West|
|Written by||Roland West|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Release date(s)||14 March 1926|
- The Bat at the Internet Movie Database
- The Bat is available for free download at the Internet Archive [more] (version with soundtrack)
- The Bat at AllRovi
"The Bat" in the first movie wore a sort of bat costume that is vaugely similar to the later "Batman" costume. It was supposed to look frightening.
Looking at pictures from the "Bat" movies, it's easy to see the resemblances to what they later had in the comics with Batman. It's not hard to believe that "The Bat" was one of the inspirations of "Batman", even though there has been some controversy over Bob Kane's story and there were other influences, such as "The Shadow".
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