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Writers:
Bob Kane (comic book created by)
George H. Plympton (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
26 May 1949 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Based On The Well-Known Batman Comic Magazine Feature appearing in "Detective Comics" and "Batman" Magazines See more »
Plot:
The caped crusaders versus The Wizard, black-hooded mastermind. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Holy childhood Robin! See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Robert Lowery ... Batman / Bruce Wayne
Johnny Duncan ... Robin / Dick Grayson (as John Duncan)

Jane Adams ... Vicki Vale

Lyle Talbot ... Commissioner Jim Gordon
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 ... Private Investigator Dunne [Chs. 2, 9, 12]
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]
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phil Arnold ... Doctor [Ch. 4] (uncredited)
Marshall Bradford ... Wesley Morton [Chs. 3-4] (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Plant Guard in Hallway [Chs. 13-14] (uncredited)
George Cisar ... Policeman in Alley [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
Richard Cramer ... Newspaper Office Worker [Ch. 7] (archive footage) (uncredited)
James Craven ... Norwood [Chs. 1, 3, 12-14] (uncredited)

John Doucette ... Henchman [Ch. 2, 3, 6, 10-12, 15] (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ... Policeman Assigned to Set Up Jason's Escape [Ch. 10] (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... Plant Guard [Ch. 14] (uncredited)
John Hart ... John Hench / Mechanic [Ch. 2] (uncredited)
Myron Healey ... Walker, Policeman [Ch. 7] (uncredited)
Knox Manning ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Plant Gate Guard [Chs. 13-14] (uncredited)
George Offerman Jr. ... Henchman Jimmy Vale [Chs. 1-2, 5, 8-11] (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Holt [Chs. 1, 5-8, 12, 15] (uncredited)
Allan Ray ... Mac Lacey [Ch. 5] (uncredited)
Lee Roberts ... Henchman Neal [Chs. 7-15] (uncredited)
George Robotham ... Car 4 Henchman-Driver [Chs. 2-6, 11-12] (uncredited)

Guy Teague ... Factory Guard [Ch. 1] / Aircraft Maintenance Man [Ch. 2] (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Mr. Williams [Chs. 1, 3, 12-14] (uncredited)
Wally West ... Pursuit Cop [Ch. 15] (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Alfred Pennyworth (uncredited)

Directed by
Spencer Gordon Bennet  (as Spencer Bennet)
 
Writing credits
Bob Kane (comic book created by)

George H. Plympton (screenplay) &
Joseph F. Poland (screenplay) &
Royal K. Cole (screenplay)

Bob Kane (characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Dick Grayson/Robin, Alfred Pennyworth, Commissioner James Gordon & Vicky Vale) uncredited &
Bill Finger (characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Dick Grayson/Robin, Alfred Pennyworth, Commissioner James Gordon & Vicky Vale) uncredited

Jerry Robinson (characters: Dick Grayson/Robin & Alfred Pennyworth) uncredited

Produced by
Sam Katzman .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Ira H. Morgan (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dwight Caldwell 
Earl Turner 
 
Art Direction by
Paul Palmentola 
 
Set Decoration by
Sidney Clifford 
 
Production Management
Herbert B. Leonard .... production manager (as Herbert Leonard)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
R.M. Andrews .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Eddie Parker .... stunt double: House Peters, Jr. (uncredited)
George Robotham .... stunts (uncredited)
Guy Teague .... stunts (uncredited)
Wally West .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Mischa Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Mischa Bakaleinikoff .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
R.H. Bassett .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Gerard Carbonara .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Sidney Cutner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ross DiMaggio .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
George Duning .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hugo Friedhofer .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Louis Gruenberg .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Earl E. Lawrence .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
John Leipold .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ben Oakland .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
George Parrish .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Paul Sawtell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Marlin Skiles .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The New Adventures of Batman and Robin-The Boy Wonder" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
263 min (15 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #13671-13685)

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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:
Revealing mistakes: Wires can be seen when The Wizard is supposed to be invisible, most notably in the telephone booth when The Wizard is on the run and calls his headquarters.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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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Holy childhood Robin!, 29 March 2002
Author: uds3 from Longmont, Colorado

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!

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