Batman: Season 1, Episode 18

Holy Rat Race (10 Mar. 1966)

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Alfred contacts Batman by radio from the Batcave. Batman instructs the butler to short circuit a communications device the hero has on his wrist. This enable Batman to get free of his bonds... See full summary »

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Madge Blake ...
Myrna Fahey ...
Blaze
Billy Curtis ...
Midget
Joe Brooks ...
Fat Man
Chuck Fox ...
Thin Man
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Alfred contacts Batman by radio from the Batcave. Batman instructs the butler to short circuit a communications device the hero has on his wrist. This enable Batman to get free of his bonds. He and Robin get free just before they would be run over by a subway train. The Dynamic Duo resume their pursuit of False Face, which ends up at an old movie studio. Written by Bill Koenig

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The guest star who played False Face, a villain whose face is always hidden behind a mask, is credited only as "?" during the opening credits. The end credits finally list the actor behind the mask: Malachi Throne. See more »

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Just as the reformed Blaze enters the room to meet Bruce Wayne, a boom mike shadow is visible on the wall. See more »

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Robin: Holy transistors!
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The guest star who played False Face, a villain whose face is always hidden behind a mask, is credited only as "?" during the opening credits. The end credits finally list the actor behind the mask: Malachi Throne. See more »

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Possibly the best episodes overall
17 October 2011 | by (Massachusetts, USA) – See all my reviews

This one outing for False Face marked the very first time that I felt frightened from a Batman episode.

And I loved it, even as a kid!!

In reality, the episode benefits from a high level of unpredictability, which makes for a real sense of suspense. Malachi Throne's performance is absolutely stellar, as he brings a real sense of menace to the role. On an interesting note, Myrna Fahey manages to sport hairdos with different colors, almost like a prototype for the punks from the late 1970s and early 1980s. It is sad she did not live long enough to see this! Midget Billy Curtis, who made a memorable appearance in "Adventures of Superman" 10 years before, appears here as well.

And as per the previous review's reference to Michael Fox: His appearance as Inspector Basch in the pilot episode was likely a reference to ABC's crime drama, "The FBI." That was likely a one-shot deal, which explains why he appears here in a different role.

While the pilot episode is my all-time favorite, this episode may be overall the best of the entire series!!! Check it out!


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