Actor, writer and director Crane Wilbur was noted for his terrific screenplays, House of Wax (1953), He Walked by Night (1948), The Phenix City Story (1955), to name just a few.
He had been around forever (beginning at the birth of film during the early silent) — as either an actor, a director or a scripter — but late in his career (1959) he teamed with Vincent Price in a reworking of the 1926 Avery Hopwood and Mary Roberts Rinehart stage play, The Bat. The result: an iconic haunted house classic!
Word arrived this week that the Film Chest has completed a fully restored (in HD) version of The Bat from the original 35mm film elements … the DVD will be available for collector’s to own on Nov. 12. Start counting the days!
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