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Dr. Paul Carruthers is a chemist who designed a perfume for a cosmetics company. Said perfume then wound up making his partners a fortune, while Carruthers--who'd sold off his partnership stake in the company--was left with nothing but a relatively paltry $5,000 bonus. Out of a misplaced sense of revenge, Carruthers decides to experiment on a bat to make it large and ravenous. He then conditions it to kill anybody wearing a perfume he designed and gave to his enemies as a seeming gift.

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Dr. Paul Carruthers is a chemist who designed a perfume for a cosmetics company. Said perfume then wound up making his partners a fortune, while Carruthers--who'd sold off his partnership stake in the company--was left with nothing but a relatively paltry $5,000 bonus. Out of a misplaced sense of revenge, Carruthers decides to experiment on a bat to make it large and ravenous. He then conditions trains it to kill anybody wearing a perfume an aftershave he designed and gave to his perceived enemies as a seeming gift.
"gift".


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Dr. Paul Carruthers is a scientist who designed a perfume for a company, then sold off his shares. This cosmetics company made his partners a fortune. Carruthers, out of a misplaced sense of revenge, decides to experiment on a bat to make it large and ravenous. He then conditions it to kill anybody wearing a perfume he designed and gave to his enemies as a seeming gift.

Two sequels have been released, ''Devil Bat's Daughter'' in 1946 and ''Revenge of the Devil Bat'' in 2015.

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Dr. Paul Carruthers is a scientist chemist who designed a perfume for a company, then sold off his shares. This cosmetics company made company. Said perfume then wound up making his partners a fortune. Carruthers, out fortune, while Carruthers--who'd sold off his partnership stake in the company--was left with nothing but a relatively paltry $5,000 bonus. Out of a misplaced sense of revenge, Carruthers decides to experiment on a bat to make it large and ravenous. He then conditions it to kill anybody wearing a perfume he designed and gave to his enemies as a seeming gift.

Two sequels have been released, Followed by two sequels, ''Devil Bat's Daughter'' in 1946 (1946) and ''Revenge of the Devil Bat'' in 2015.(2015).


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''The Devil Bat'' is a 1940 SciFiHorror film, directed by Jean Yarborough and starring Creator/BelaLugosi.

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''The Devil Bat'' is a 1940 SciFiHorror film, film directed by Jean Yarborough and starring Creator/BelaLugosi.

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* TheSociopath: Dr. Paul Carruthers, who makes giant bat monsters to kill the corporate executives he sold his makeup formulas to, and their entire families, because he didn't believe he got enough credit despite the fact that they were completely upfront with the fact that they'd be using it for profit.

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Two sequels have been released, ''Devil Bat's Daughter'' in 1946 and ''Revenge of the Devil Bat'' in 2015.


* AntagonistTitle: Referring to the nickname the press gives the giant bats

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* AntagonistTitle: Referring to the nickname the press gives the giant batsbats.


''The Devil Bat'' is a 1940 SciFiHorror film directed by Jean Yarborough and starring Creator/BelaLugosi.

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''The Devil Bat'' is a 1940 SciFiHorror film film, directed by Jean Yarborough and starring Creator/BelaLugosi.


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'''''The Devil Bat''''' is a 1940 SciFiHorror film directed by Jean Yarborough and starring Creator/BelaLugosi.

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'''''The ''The Devil Bat''''' Bat'' is a 1940 SciFiHorror film directed by Jean Yarborough and starring Creator/BelaLugosi.


'''''The Devil Bat''''' is a 1940 SciFiHorror film starting Creator/BelaLugosi.

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'''''The Devil Bat''''' is a 1940 SciFiHorror film starting directed by Jean Yarborough and starring Creator/BelaLugosi.


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-->''"Sharp fanged blood sucking DEATH dives from MIDNIGHT SKIES!"

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'''''The Devil Bat''''' is a 1940 SciFiHorror film starting Creator/BelaLugosi.

Dr. Paul Carruthers is a scientist who designed a perfume for a company, then sold off his shares. This cosmetics company made his partners a fortune. Carruthers, out of a misplaced sense of revenge, decides to experiment on a bat to make it large and ravenous. He then conditions it to kill anybody wearing a perfume he designed and gave to his enemies as a seeming gift.
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* AntagonistTitle: Referring to the nickname the press gives the giant bats
* BatOutOfHell: Dr. Carruthers has a giant bat he uses to kill his enemies.
* BigBad: Dr. Paul Carruthers, master of the Devil Bat.
* HonestCorporateExecutive: Despite Carruthers' claims, Heath and Morton are perfect to honest, having given him the option of joining the company or selling off the stocks. Even after Carruthers chose the latter, they gave him a check for $5,000--equivalent to $87,000 today--as a show of gratitude.
* LightningCanDoAnything: Electrical impulses can make bats grow exponentially.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Carruthers does work in medicine (town doctor), chemistry (designing perfumes), biology (experimenting on the size of bats) and psychology (conditioning bats to react violently at certain scents).
* VillainOpeningScene: Carruthers finishing his bat growth experiments.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Dr. Carruthers is a vengeful murderer with a reputation as a kindly small town doctor.
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