History Theatre / TheBat

18th Feb '17 6:57:55 PM maxwellsilver
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** John Fleming embezzled a million dollars from his bank and framed the cashier and planned on murdering Wells if he didn't cooperate (and may have murdered him anyway to silence a possible witness).

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** John Fleming embezzled a million dollars from his bank and framed the cashier and planned on murdering Wells if he didn't cooperate (and may have murdered been planning to murder him anyway to silence a possible witness).
5th Feb '17 9:11:32 AM maxwellsilver
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** John Fleming embezzled a million dollars from his bank and framed the cashier and planned on murdering Wells if he didn't cooperate.

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** John Fleming embezzled a million dollars from his bank and framed the cashier and planned on murdering Wells if he didn't cooperate.cooperate (and may have murdered him anyway to silence a possible witness).
5th Feb '17 9:08:05 AM maxwellsilver
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* RapunzelHair: Cornelia in the 1959 version has waist-length hair, braided for the majority of the film (which mostly takes place at night when she's about to go to bed).
1st Feb '17 3:52:41 PM maxwellsilver
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** FauxAffablyEvil: John Fleming from the same version also counts. He starts off a rather amicable conversation with Wells about how he stole the money and framed the bank manager, but then leads into a cold blooded discussion about murdering an innocent man and disfiguring the body so John can fake his death and retrieve the stolen money. If it hadn't been for that forest fire catching him off guard, John may have very well killed Wells if he didn't cooperate.


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* FauxAffablyEvil: John Fleming from the 1959 version. He starts off a rather amicable conversation with Wells about how he stole the money and framed the bank manager, but then leads into a cold blooded discussion about murdering an innocent man and disfiguring the body so John can fake his death and retrieve the stolen money. If it hadn't been for that forest fire catching him off guard, John may have very well killed Wells if he didn't cooperate (and possibly even if he did).
22nd Jan '17 10:59:08 AM maxwellsilver
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* AllAsiansKnowMartialArts: Billy
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Warner in the 1959 version.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Dr. Wells, John Fleming, and [[spoiler: Lieutenant Anderson]].

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* %%* AllAsiansKnowMartialArts: Billy
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Warner Warner, in the 1959 version.version, arrives and shoots The Bat, revealed to be Lieutenant Anderson before Anderson can murder Cornelia, Lizzie and Dale.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: BitchInSheepsClothing:
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Dr. Wells, Wells murders John Fleming, Fleming to steal the million Fleming embezzled, though Fleming planned on murdering Wells if he didn't cooperate.
** John Fleming embezzled a million dollars from his bank
and framed the cashier and planned on murdering Wells if he didn't cooperate.
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[[spoiler: Lieutenant Anderson]].Anderson is The Bat]].



* CoolOldLady: Cornelia, especially in the 1959 version.

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* ChangedMyMindKid: [[spoiler: Warner in the 1959 version arrives just as The Bat is about to LeaveNoWitnesses. Warner then explains he was on his way to the airport and changed his mind.]]
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CoolOldLady: Cornelia, especially in the 1959 version.



* HandyCuffs: Performed twice on the same person.
* Hollywood Glass Cutter: In the 1959 version, the Bat uses a small blade to cut a hole from a glass-paned door, which he then unlocks and opens by reaching inside.

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* %%* HandyCuffs: Performed twice on the same person.
* Hollywood Glass Cutter: HollywoodGlassCutter: In the 1959 version, the Bat uses a small blade to cut a hole from a glass-paned door, which he then unlocks and opens by reaching inside.



* OldDarkHouse
* OuijaBoard

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* %%* OldDarkHouse
* %%* OuijaBoard



* PoliceAreUseless: In the 1959 film adaption. [[spoiler: Of course the police sergeant is useless, because ''he's'' the Bat.]]

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* PoliceAreUseless: In the 1959 film adaption. [[spoiler: Of course the police sergeant lieutenant is useless, because ''he's'' the Bat.]]
22nd Jan '17 10:34:32 AM maxwellsilver
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* AffablyEvil: Dr. Wells in the 1959 version. He murders John Fleming when Fleming admits he embezzled half a million from his bank, followed by suggestion that Wells should help him fake his death so he could get the money or he'd kill Wells to keep him quiet. Beyond that, any evilness on his end appears as him warning Cornelia to get out of the Oaks because of its bad history so he can get the money, [[spoiler: and it turns out he's not the Bat.]]

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* AffablyEvil: Dr. Wells in the 1959 version. He murders John Fleming when Fleming admits he embezzled half a one million from his bank, followed by suggestion that Wells should help him fake his death so he could get the money in exchange for half, or he'd kill Wells to keep him quiet. Beyond that, any evilness on his end appears as him warning Cornelia to get out of the Oaks because of its bad history so he can get the money, [[spoiler: and it turns out he's not the Bat.]]
15th Mar '16 7:44:49 PM thymeloop
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* Hollywood Glass Cutter: In the 1959 version, the Bat uses a small blade to cut a hole from a glass-paned door, which he then unlocks and opens by reaching inside.
22nd Feb '16 2:06:03 AM PaulA
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Not to be confused with ''DieFledermaus''.

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Not to be confused with ''DieFledermaus''.''Theatre/DieFledermaus''.
17th Sep '14 8:54:53 PM NowhereLad
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* AffablyEvil: Dr. Wells in the 1959 version. He murders John Fleming when Fleming admits he embezzled half a million from his bank, followed by suggestion that Wells should help him fake his death so he could get the money or he'd kill Wells to keep him quiet. Beyond that, any evilness on his end appears as him warning Cornelia to get out of the Oaks because of its bad history so he can get the money, [[spoiler: and it turns out he's not the Bat.]]
** FauxAffablyEvil: John Fleming from the same version also counts. He starts off a rather amicable conversation with Wells about how he stole the money and framed the bank manager, but then leads into a cold blooded discussion about murdering an innocent man and disfiguring the body so John can fake his death and retrieve the stolen money. If it hadn't been for that forest fire catching him off guard, John may have very well killed Wells if he didn't cooperate.



* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Warner in the 1959 version.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Dr. Wells, John Fleming, and [[spoiler: Lieutenant Anderson]].



* CoolOldLady: Cornelia, especially in the 1959 version.
* GenreSavvy: Cornelia applies her expertise in mystery novels to what's going on around her concerning the Bat and the missing money.



* HystericalWoman: Lizzie

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* HystericalWoman: LizzieLizzie. While this is still there in the 1959 version it's also somewhat downplayed. One reviewer has claimed the 1959 Lizzie was much more bearable than the previous two.
* MamaBear: In the 1959 version Cornelia begins to take on this role for Dale after [[spoiler: Judy is killed.]]



* PlatonicLifePartners: Cornelia and Lizzie have shades of this in the 1959 version with a few moments of LesYay, surprising considering their respective ages.
* PoliceAreUseless: In the 1959 film adaption. [[spoiler: Of course the detective is useless, because ''he's'' the Bat.]]

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* PlatonicLifePartners: Cornelia and Lizzie have shades of this in the 1959 version with a few moments of LesYay, surprising considering their respective ages.
ages and the decade the film was made in.
* PoliceAreUseless: In the 1959 film adaption. [[spoiler: Of course the detective police sergeant is useless, because ''he's'' the Bat.]]
1st Jul '13 7:40:38 PM TVRulezAgain
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The play was first produced in 1920, and became an international hit. It spawned a {{Novelization}}, and was adapted to film in 1926, 1930 and 1959. The 1930 film adaptation, titled ''The Bat Whispers'', was cited by Bob Kane as one of the inspirations that led him to create ''{{Batman}}''.

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The play was first produced in 1920, and became an international hit. It spawned a {{Novelization}}, and was adapted to film in 1926, 1930 and 1959. The 1930 film adaptation, titled ''The Bat Whispers'', was cited by Bob Kane as one of the inspirations that led him to create ''{{Batman}}''.
''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.
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