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    The Bat Whispers (United Artists, 1930). Half Sheet (22" X 28").
    After the success of The Bat in 1926, director Roland West decided to do a sound version of his film (which was based on a long-running Broadway play). It was essentially a crime caper film about a jewel thief, but it quickly turned into a horror film, set inside an "Old Dark House," complete with murders, secret passageways, thunderstorms raging outside, and a mysterious figure known only as The Bat. This was the film that set the standard for all haunted house and spooky mansion mysteries that were to follow. It was also the film that would inspire a young Bob Kane to create the Batman for the comics in 1939. The poster had a few tiny edge tears in the left of the lower edge and the right side of the upper edge. Both of these areas were reinforced with paper tape on the verso the poster also displays a couple of minor corner creases on the left with a faint dust shadow, but other than this, the poster is extremely clean with bright colors. Rolled, Very Fine+.




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