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Bob Kane (character created by: Batman)
Lorenzo Semple Jr. (written by)
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Release Date:
30 July 1966 (USA) See more »
He's here big as life in a real Bat-epic See more »
The Dynamic Duo faces four supervillains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Batman! In Color! See more (157 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Adam West ... Batman / Bruce Wayne

Burt Ward ... Robin / Dick Grayson

Lee Meriwether ... The Catwoman / Kitka

Cesar Romero ... The Joker

Burgess Meredith ... The Penguin

Frank Gorshin ... The Riddler

Alan Napier ... Alfred

Neil Hamilton ... Commissioner Gordon

Stafford Repp ... Chief O'Hara
Madge Blake ... Aunt Harriet Cooper

Reginald Denny ... Commodore Schmidlapp
Milton Frome ... Vice Admiral Fangschliester
Gil Perkins ... Bluebeard
Dick Crockett ... Morgan
George Sawaya ... Quetch
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Adler ... Guard (uncredited)

Leon Alton ... Official (uncredited)

Al Bain ... Bouncer (uncredited)

Bill Baldwin ... Old Man (uncredited)
Vincent Barbi ... Picnicking Man (uncredited)
Wolfe Barzell ... Israeli Delegate (uncredited)
Shelly Bruce ... Beer Throwing Girl (uncredited)
Linda Carpenter ... WAVE (uncredited)
Albert Carrier ... French Delegate (uncredited)
Arlene Charles ... Bikini Girl (uncredited)

George Cisar ... Rumpot in Window (uncredited)
Maurice Dallimore ... United Kingdom Delegate (uncredited)
Nancy DeCarl ... Teen Girl (uncredited)
Jay Della ... Controller (uncredited)

George DeNormand ... Cop (uncredited)
William Dozier ... Narrator / Computer (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Dyer ... Reporter (uncredited)
Peter Forster ... Mr. Percy (uncredited)

Gregory Gaye ... Soviet Delegate (uncredited)
Robert Goodwin ... Nigerian Delegate (uncredited)
Annette Gorman ... Teen Girl (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... Guard (uncredited)

Julie Gregg ... Nightclub Singer (uncredited)
Elizabeth Harrower ... Old Woman (uncredited)
Eddie Hice ... Guinea Pig #1 (uncredited)
Marylou Kenworthy ... Teen Girl (uncredited)
Lyzanne La Due ... Kissing Girl (uncredited)

Jack LaLanne ... Himself - Exercise Leader (uncredited)
Sheila Lane ... Bikini Girl (uncredited)

Harry Lauter ... Mr. Merrick (uncredited)

George J. Lewis ... Spanish Delegate (uncredited)
Jo Anne Loren ... Bikini Girl (uncredited)
Sandra Lynn ... Teen Girl (uncredited)
Ed McCready ... Cop (uncredited)
Shirley Melline ... Ballet Teacher (uncredited)
Mary Michael ... Receptionist (uncredited)
Mike Morelli ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Monty O'Grady ... Official (uncredited)
James O'Hara ... Airport Control Tower Man (uncredited)
Letitia Paquette ... Bikini Girl (uncredited)
Anne Patterson ... Teen Girl (uncredited)

Charlie Picerni ... Guinea Pig #5 (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Ann Reece ... Bikini Girl (uncredited)
Wally Rose ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Clark Ross ... Official (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ... Official (uncredited)
Teru Shimada ... Japanese Delegate (uncredited)

Carl Sklover ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Seaman (uncredited)
Fred Stromsoe ... Henchman (uncredited)
William Tannen ... American Delegate (uncredited)
Emmanuel Thomas ... Mr. Stanley - Globe Reporter (uncredited)
Joan Thomas ... Bikini Girl (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Cop at Press Conference (uncredited)
Susan Tracy ... Teen Girl (uncredited)
Ivan Triesault ... West German Delegate (uncredited)
Sandy Tyler ... Teen Girl (uncredited)
Susan Walther ... Teen Girl (uncredited)
Guy Way ... Henchman (uncredited)

Van Williams ... President Lyndon B. Johnson (voice) (uncredited)
De De Young ... Bikini Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Leslie H. Martinson 
Writing credits
Bob Kane (character created by: Batman)

Lorenzo Semple Jr. (written by)

Bill Finger  characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Richard "Dick" John Grayson/Robin, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Commissioner James 'Jim' Wortington Gordon, The Joker, Edward Nigma/The Riddler, Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot/The Penguin, Selina Kyle/Catwoman & Aunt Harriet Cooper (uncredited)
Edmond Hamilton  character: Chief Miles Clancy O'Hara (uncredited)
Bob Kane  characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Richard "Dick" John Grayson/Robin, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Commissioner James' Jim' Worthington Gordon, The Joker, Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot/The Penguin & Selina Kyle/Catwoman (uncredited)
Sheldon Moldoff  character: Aunt Harriet Cooper (uncredited)
Jerry Robinson  characters: Richard "Dick" John Grayson/Robin, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth & The Joker (uncredited)
Dick Sprang  character: Edward Nigma/The Riddler (uncredited)

Produced by
William Dozier .... producer
Charles B. Fitzsimons .... associate producer
Original Music by
Nelson Riddle 
Cinematography by
Howard Schwartz (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Harry W. Gerstad  (as Harry Gerstad)
Art Direction by
Serge Krizman 
Jack Martin Smith 
Set Decoration by
Chester Bayhi 
Walter M. Scott 
Costume Design by
Pat Barto (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Margaret Donovan .... hair styles supervisor
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Production Management
Sam Strangis .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Derwin .... assistant director (as William Derwin)
Ray Kellogg .... second unit director
Art Department
Jack Briggs .... property master (uncredited)
Walter Douglas .... property master (uncredited)
Wes Lee .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Roy Meadows .... sound
Special Effects by
Johnny Borgese .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Steven Burnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Crockett .... stunts (uncredited)
Louie Elias .... stunts (uncredited)
Ace Hudkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns .... stunt double: Adam West (uncredited)
Victor Paul .... stunt double: Burt Ward (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (uncredited)
Wally Rose .... stunts (uncredited)
George Sawaya .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack A. Marta .... photographer: second unit (as Jack Marta)
Nelson Tyler .... aerial photographer
Dave Friedman .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bill Neff .... gaffer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Steve Johnson .... colorist
Music Department
Gil Grau .... orchestrator
Neal Hefti .... composer: Batman Theme
Other crew
Richard Kuhn .... title designer: main title
Tyler Atkinson .... digital distribution (uncredited)
George Barris .... car designer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Batman and Robin" - Hong Kong (English title) (première title)
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105 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Australia:G (original rating) | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G (Manitoba/Quebec) | Canada:PG (Nova Scotia) (35th anniversary special edition) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Finland:K-12 (original rating) | Finland:K-8 (re-rating) | France:Tous publics | Iceland:L | Italy:T | Netherlands:6 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:10 | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #21297) | USA:PG (certificate #30080) (1989) | West Germany:6

Did You Know?

Dick Grayson appears outside of his Robin persona only twice and very briefly in the film. First, at the very beginning, and later when Bruce returns to Wayne Manor after being kidnapped. Dick's only spoken lines are in the latter scene.See more »
Plot holes: From the dialogue, it is obvious that Batman and Robin have met and captured each of the villains before--specifically, they have met, captured, and unmasked Catwoman before. Yet neither of them recognize her as Miss Kitka, despite her not using anything vaguely resembling a disguise.See more »
[first lines]
Narrator:This yacht is bringing a revolutionary scientific invention to Gotham City. On a peaceful afternoon motor ride, millionaire Bruce Wayne and his youthful ward Dick Grayson have been summoned back to Wayne Manor by an urgent but anonymous call for help; the invention *and* its custodian are reported in grave danger aboard the yacht...
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79 out of 95 people found the following review useful.
Batman! In Color!, 11 January 2005
Author: AwesomeWolf from Australia

A wise man once said "The 60s Batman movie is the greatest ever." I should know, because I was that wise man.

OK, it might not be the greatest movie, but it is one of the awesomest movies ever. Only in 'Batman' could intelligent writers come up with some of the most illogical situations and cheesiest dialog committed to screen.

A Yacht disappears in Gotham Harbour ("How can a yacht simply disappear... unless, it was never really there!"). On board was a 'superdehydrator', a machine that can extract the moisture from any living being, and in of the most logical displays of logic ever, Batman and friends logically come to the (correct) conclusion that the culprits are the combined forces of Penguin, Joker, the Riddler and Catwoman, apparently intent on world domination.

'Batman is scene-after-scene of pure brilliance - great situations, and the greatest dialog ever. 'Batman' is very funny, but only if you appreciate and enjoy the style, otherwise you will hate it. But only those who lack a sense of awesomeness would not like it, and who is really so un-awesome, that they can't even find the captioned fights just that little bit amusing?

8/10 - Awesome, simply awesome

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