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Lorenzo Semple Jr. (written by)
Bob Kane (based upon the characters created 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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It's a "Splash!" of good times See more (161 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 ... Picnicking Man (uncredited)
Vincent Barbi ... Picnicking Man (uncredited)

Wolfe Barzell ... Israeli Delegate (uncredited)
Jack Berle ... Official (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 / Bat-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 ... Picnicking Woman (uncredited)
Hecate ... Black Cat (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)
Todd Mason ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ed McCready ... Cop (uncredited)
Shirley Melline ... Ballet Teacher (uncredited)
Mary Michael ... Receptionist (uncredited)
Harry Minsey ... Official (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 ... Guinea Pig #2 (uncredited)

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

Directed by
Leslie H. Martinson 
Writing credits
Lorenzo Semple Jr. (written by)

Bob Kane (based upon the characters created by)

William Dozier  based on the series created by (uncredited)
Bill Finger  characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Richard John "Dick" Grayson/Robin, Alfred Pennyworth, Commissioner James "Jim" Gordon, Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, The Joker, Catwoman, Edward Nigma/The Riddler & Aunt Harriet Cooper (uncredited)
Edmond Hamilton  character: Chief Miles Clancy O'Hara (uncredited)
Bob Kane  characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Richard John "Dick" Grayson/Robin, Alfred Pennyworth, Commissioner James "Jim" Gordon, Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, The Joker & Catwoman (uncredited)
Sheldon Moldoff  character: Aunt Harriet Cooper (uncredited)
Jerry Robinson  characters: Richard John "Dick" Grayson/Robin, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth & The Joker (uncredited)
Lorenzo Semple Jr.  originally developed for television by (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)
William O. King .... prop shop (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Stephen Burnette .... 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?

The car in which Dick Grayson and Bruce Wayne are taking their afternoon motor ride is a 1966 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): At the press conference following Batman's fight with the shark, Batman replies to a reporter's question about the yacht by saying, "Nonsense - how can a yacht simply disappear?" Discussing the yacht in the next scene at the Batcave, he says to Robin, "As you, yourself, stated, a yacht simply can't disappear." Batman credits Robin with saying something at the conference he actually said.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Death and Cremation (2010)See more »
Ochi Chyornye (Dark Eyes)See more »


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45 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
It's a "Splash!" of good times, 30 November 2003
Author: Kristine ( from Chicago, Illinois

Batman, the best superhero of all time is finally in techni-color. And is coming to a DVD near us. Sorry, just had to get that out, I mean this movie leaves you will a cheesy goodness that is Batman.

I know a lot of people always criticize and make fun of the series, but I don't understand how anyone could hate this? Yeah, it's a complete turn around from the original comic books, but it's just non stop laughter and even the actors were aware of that. You just have to love the sprays that Batman has, "Shark repellent"? LOL! Not to mention the fun villains who are just so "filthy and diabolical".

I am in love with this script, I mean, it's so cheesy, but it did it on purpose. Like when Batman finds out the true identity of Catwoman and Robin says "Holy Heartbreak!". Or my favorite scene that is possibly my favorite scene of all time, where Batman has a bomb in his hands and is trying to get it out of people's way so they won't get killed, but no matter what he keeps bumping into the same marching band in the streets or finding people in the way, and finally he just sighs and says "Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb". CLASSIC! Please, watch this movie, it's beyond hilarious, just pay the $5.99 for the movie!


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