Luckily, Moorehead and Price has a smart script to work with that has a few twists and turns. Furthermore Crane Wilbur's direction is spot on, even with a limited budget. His previous credits include one of my all time favorite horror films House of Wax (1953) so Price is, yet again, in very capable hands.
The supporting cast is good as well and add to the sense of drama that unfolds in this film. The soundtrack is also effective in helping to set the mood for each scene.
While The Bat breaks no new ground in terms of storytelling, it is a well done thriller where we get to see two accomplished actors do their thing with great skill and emotional depth. Nice!
RATING: Very Good.
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