MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 884 this week

Batman and Robin (1949)

 -  Action | Adventure | Crime  -  26 May 1949 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 867 users  
Reviews: 31 user | 11 critic

The caped crusaders versus The Wizard, black-hooded mastermind.

Director:

(as Spencer Bennet)

Writers:

(comic book created by), (screenplay), 5 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 14 Feb 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 30 Apr 2012
 
Dc
a list of 39 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 30 Mar 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Batman and Robin (1949)

Batman and Robin (1949) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Batman and Robin.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Batman & Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Leody M. Diaz
Stars: Jing Abalos, Dante Rivero, Vivian Lorrain
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Batman must battle Two-Face and The Riddler with help of an amourous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Batman, Robin and Batgirl fight crime in Gotham City with the "help" of Batmite.

Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Melendy Britt
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.

Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When The Penguin finds something out he shouldn't have, the future of Batman and Robin becomes uncertain.

Director: Chris Clark
Stars: David B. Stewart III, Chris Clark, Derek Mindler
Holy Batmania (Video 1989)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Using behind-the-scenes footage, home movies and rare TV commercials and network promos, this video profiles Batman through the years from its beginnings as a comic book to the successful 1960s TV series.

Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Yvonne Craig
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Columbia's 12th serial of 57 total (following 1940's "Deadwood Dick" and ahead of 1941's "White Eagle") is another of director's James Horne's "classics" where he evidently figured that the... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne
Stars: Victor Jory, Iris Meredith, James Craven
Adventure | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Batman is captured, held prisoner, and tortured by a petty thief who has a score to settle.

Director: Donald Lawrence Flaherty
Stars: Christopher Stapleton, Trip Hope, Christina Quinn
Batman (1989)
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Superman battles Lex Luthor who is using a teleportation device and a new identity as Atom Man in his criminal plans.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Stars: Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill, Lyle Talbot
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Romeo N. Galang
Stars: Victor Wood, Lotis Key, Rod Navarro
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Lowery ...
Johnny Duncan ...
Robin / Dick Grayson (as John Duncan)
...
...
Ralph Graves ...
Winslow Harrison [Chs. 7-8]
Don C. Harvey ...
Henchman Nolan [Chs. 1-6] (as Don Harvey)
William Fawcett ...
Prof. Hammil
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]
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Local Lawbreakers BEWARE! "BATMAN And ROBIN" The Comics' Greatest Adventure Team Is Coming To Town! See more »


Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 May 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

| (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Chapter titles:
  • Chapter 1: Batman Takes Over (PCA #13671)


  • Chapter 2: Tunnel of Terror (PCA #13672)


  • Chapter 3: Robin's Wild Ride (PCA #13673)


  • Chapter 4: Batman Trapped! (PCA #13674)


  • Chapter 5: Robin Rescues Batman! (PCA #13675)


  • Chapter 6: Target - Robin! (PCA #13676)


  • Chapter 7: The Fatal Blast (PCA #13677)


  • Chapter 8: Robin Meets the Wizard! (PCA #13678)


  • Chapter 9: The Wizard Strikes Back! (PCA #13679)


  • Chapter 10: Batman's Last Chance! (PCA # 13680)


  • Chapter 11: Robin's Ruse (PCA #13681)


  • Chapter 12: Robin Rides the Wind (PCA #13682)


  • Chapter 13: The Wizard's Challenge (PCA #13683)


  • Chapter 14: Batman vs. Wizard! (PCA #13685)


  • Chapter 15: Batman Victorious (PCA #13685) Note: PCA #13684 was given to some other film and the last two chapters of the serial carried the same PCA number. Not unusual with serials for two or more chapters to carry the same PCA number.


See more »

Goofs

For three chapters, Robin tries to persuade Batman that the professor can't be the Wizard because he's a wheelchair invalid. In the 14th chapter, we see the professor up and walking about, even in front of Batman and Robin, with no explanation whatsoever, and no questioning on Batman and Robin's part. 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!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special (1989) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Holy childhood Robin!
29 March 2002 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

I don't profess to be in a position to objectively judge the artistic merits of this series since the last (and only) time I saw it, was in 1952, when I was 7. Fifty years tends to warp perspectives! I will therefore comment only as to what it meant to me all those years ago!

It meant everything!! Shown at our local Saturday morning pictures, my friends and I would rock on down to our local Odeon theater in South East London. After Laurel and Hardy, The "Purple People Eaters" and a Jackie Coogan flick the session would close off with this serial. This was as good as jaw dropping excitement got! I didn't pay too much attention to the authenticity of the dialog or sets...just the incessant biffing. Having to wait a WHOLE WEEK to find out how Batman or Robin escaped from their impending fate...be it a bomb or approaching steam train, was exquisite torture!

In hindsight, this serial probably WAS the inspiration behind the 1960's Adam West/Burt Ward revival. It was campy but Oh, such fun. You have no idea just how MUCH fun - to a seven year old!


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Robin (Duncan) loses his head lightkeeper-1
Question about the convertible... simsfan852003
funniest thing ever! pudgybelly
BEST/WORST BATMAN MOVIE? JohnnySouthwood
Who is Henchman Neal (or Neil)? y2rmw
'The Wizard' also featured in some Superman episodes gothamite27
Discuss Batman and Robin (1949) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?