Was Marianne McAndrew"s first credited film role. Despite the casting of film legend Barbra Streisand in the lead over Broadway star Carol Channing, the role of Irene Molloy was given considerably more attention in the film than in earlier Broadway productions. The critical praise, along with the fact that she had landed a fourth billed role in a major movie musical with a big star in the lead as her first credited film role, led some to predict a bright film career for McAndrew.
She landed a starring (second billed) role in her next film (The Seven Minutes).
By 1971, she had made appearances in popular television shows including Hawaii 5-0, Mannix, and Love, American Style. The film was widely panned, but is still somewhat known today as a "bad film".
The Bat People was also her last film released in theaters. She has only worked in television since its release.
Her only other later role of particular note is her role of Doris Williams in Growing Up Brady, a television film about the popular show.
McAndrew, along with everything else related to the film experienced something of a resurgence in notoriety with the release of WALL-East, which featured clips from the film, including a duet with McAndrew"s character (although McAndrew did not do her own singing in the film, which some news outlets claimed in articles about WALL-East). Awards & nominations.