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Batman and Robin (1949)

 -  Action | Adventure | Crime  -  26 May 1949 (USA)
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The caped crusaders versus The Wizard, black-hooded mastermind.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Lowery ...
Johnny Duncan ...
Robin / Dick Grayson (as John Duncan)
...
...
Ralph Graves ...
Don C. Harvey ...
Henchman Nolan [Chs. 1-6] (as Don Harvey)
William Fawcett ...
Leonard Penn ...
Carter - Hammil's Valet
Rick Vallin ...
Barry Brown
Michael Whalen ...
Greg McClure ...
Henchman Evans [Chs. 1-6]
House Peters Jr. ...
Henchman Earl [Chs. 7-15]
Jim Diehl ...
Henchman Jason [Chs. 3-15]
Rusty Wescoatt ...
Henchman Ives [Chs. 3-13]
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Storyline

Antisocial Prof. Hammil's Remote Control device, which enables the user to take over any motor vehicle within 50 miles (!), is stolen by The Wizard, black-hooded mastermind, and his gang. Batman and Robin (who drive about in a standard convertible) must prevent the Wizard from obtaining diamonds, needed as fuel for the device, and rescue magazine photographer Vicki Vale from periodic perils. Where is the Wizard's base, reached only by remote controlled submarine? Which of several suspicious characters hides beneath the Wizard's hood? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Follow The Daring Exploits of BATMAN and ROBIN The World's Greatest Adventure Team! See more »


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Release Date:

26 May 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The New Adventures of Batman and Robin-The Boy Wonder  »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

| (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Vicki Vale would become a common character in the Batman comics after this film. Bob Kane based her on Marilyn Monroe, whom he met during the film's banquet. See more »

Goofs

When some of the remote-controlled cars are supposed to be run without drivers, the stuntman can be seen slumping low in the seat. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Crime, striking our city night and day, is on the increase. Our undermanned police force is helpless to cope with the situation, but they have an ally - Batman - who with the faithful Robin, wages unending war against all criminals!
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Connections

Referenced in Batman: The Animated Series: Beware the Gray Ghost (1992) See more »

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My reminiscences
11 November 2004 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

I remember this being shown in serial version as a black & white fill-in for a 70s youth culture show in Australia. It was actually a music and pop culture show, and this was done as a novelty bit; but I thoroughly loved it; and avidly followed the adventure every week. I wish some younger kids shows of today had the guts to try something like that, and reinvent the classic stories.

I especially remember the submarine going to the hidden lair of the villain.

And also Batman and Robin riding around in the standard convertible. For a while, I started to doubt this version existed, since it never got mentioned in any discussion of Batman.

It's this version that caused me to be rather dismissive of the more campy over-the-top TV series (starring Adam West and Burt Ward) that everyone is so fond of now.


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