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Batman and Robin (1949)

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

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(as Spencer Bennet)

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(comic book created by), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Robin / Dick Grayson (as John Duncan)
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Henchman Nolan [Chs. 1-6] (as Don Harvey)
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Carter - Hammil's Valet
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Barry Brown
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Henchman Evans [Chs. 1-6]
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Henchman Earl [Chs. 7-15]
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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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For any theater...anywhere! (Trade paper ads). See more »


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26 May 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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(15 episodes)

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| (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

If Robert Lowery's Batman costume seems a bit ill-fitting, it's because it was tailored for Kirk Alyn, a bigger man. Alyn starred as Superman in both of Columbia's Superman serials. See more »

Goofs

Chapter 9: The car (up-to-date) that Batman is driving plunges over the embankment but a square-bodied car crashes. 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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Version of Batman (1966) See more »

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Without the somewhat racist overtones of 1943, this is one of the better ones
28 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This set of serials was incredibly low budget as were all the serials. The dialogue was sort of stilted, but this film was truly Batman Begins. I mean think about it, its the first version with Vicky Vale of Picture Magazine, The first Bat signal, first commissioner Gordon. It wasn't the campy cheese product of the 1960s. It wasn't the far fetched plots of the 1990s movies. Lets face it this serial was incredibly low budget but somehow its still better than every movie 1990s batman live action movie except Batman (1989). The remote control machine is a bit dated, but I'm thinking that the idea has something to do with the fact that TV-the televiewer- and the remote control machine- your remote- were new items in the households of millions and so even the idea of radio waves stopping transportation and electricity isn't that far off. Its far more believable for instance then that horrible mind reader that was on Batman Forever. So if you want ****ty batman flicks watch the dreadful returns, forever, and robin flicks. If you want a good evening of entertainment and good fun watch the New Adventures of Batman and Robin.


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