Bechdel Test Movie List

/bech·del test/ n.
1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man

[[3]] The Bat Whispers (1930) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Maria Norén on 2016-03-18 20:50:11.



Maria Norén said:
A quote from the movie where Miss Cornelia Van Gorder and Lizzie Allen(presumably her maid, even if it is not stated, judging by her attire) talk about strange occurrences that Lizzie has experienced in the house:

“‘I was standing at the foot of the stairs, and I looked up and I saw a gleaming eye - and it winked at me. I said that this house is haunted.’ ‘Rubbish. I’ve taken this house for the summer and I intend to stay.’ ‘Well then you can stay in it alone. Why do you suppose the servants left, I don’t think the housemaid ever had a pain in her side. And I don’t think the cook ever had a sister, her sister didn’t have twins. No, they were just scared and they ran away because they saw it.’ ‘You’re a fool. Keep quiet.’ ‘I won’t keep quiet. I’ve worked for you for twenty years and I guess I have a right to speak my mind.’ ‘You haven’t got a mind.’ ‘If I had one you wouldn’t let me use it. I stuck by you when you were a theologist and a suffragetist, and I’ve seen you through socialism, plagiarism and rheumatism but when it comes to spookism I am through.’”
Message posted on 2016-03-18 20:50:11

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