Batman: Season 1, Episode 31

Death in Slow Motion (27 Apr. 1966)

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Charlie Chaplin and the Keystone Kops raid the till at the newly opened Gotham movie theater. The culprits turn out to be 'The Riddler' and his gang in disguise. They lead the Dynamic Duo ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Madge Blake ...
Aunt Harriet Cooper (credit only)
Mr. Van Jones
Richard Bakalyan ...
C. B
Theodore Marcuse ...
Von Bloheim (as Theo Marcuse)
Burt Brandon ...
Walter Woolf King ...
Theater Manager
Judy Pace ...
Theater Cashier


Charlie Chaplin and the Keystone Kops raid the till at the newly opened Gotham movie theater. The culprits turn out to be 'The Riddler' and his gang in disguise. They lead the Dynamic Duo on a crime spree chase from Mother Gatham's Bakery, past the Gotham Library, and into a Temperance Party. At each of these events, the villains are accompanied by German film maker Van Bloheim who captures everything on celluloid. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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27 April 1966 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Mr. Van Jones was played by silent screen star Francis X. Bushman. See more »


Commissioner Gordon: [drinking from the Riddler's spiked lemonade] Maury Wills better than Honus Wagner?
Chief O'Hara: Fifty times better!
Commissioner Gordon: You're an ignorant oaf, Chief O'Hara; I wonder why I keep you in my department!
Chief O'Hara: Oh, you're royal highness, often I wonder why I don't resign!
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Sorry, I Am Too Young For The Silent Movies
25 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

I don't like doing negative reviews of Batman as this series is so close to my heart but I am not one of those "every-episode-is-wonderful-fans", I tell it like it is! I have a healthy respect for old Hollywood films but I have no interest in silent films which makes this episode a bit of a struggle. I love The Riddler and rank the Riddler-pilot as the best episode of the series. They say you must always blame the writer but I wonder if director Rondeau is partly to blame?

After Batman, Rondeau directed two of the lesser episodes of Fox's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea series - Nightmare and Death Clock - and Death In Slow Motion would be a clever title (or bitchy title) for his two Voyage shows as well!

The good news is that part two of this story is a lot don't give up if you are like me and a bit too young for the silent movie age!

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