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Batman and Robin (1949)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 26 May 1949 (USA)
The caped crusaders versus The Wizard, black-hooded mastermind.

Director:

Spencer Gordon Bennet (as Spencer Bennet)

Writers:

Bob Kane (comic book created by), George H. Plympton (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 ... Nolan - Henchman [Chs. 1-6] (as Don Harvey)
William Fawcett ... Prof. Hammil
Leonard Penn ... Carter - Hammil's Valet
Rick Vallin ... Barry Brown
Michael Whalen ... Dunne - Private Investigator [Chs. 2, 9, 12]
Greg McClure ... Evans - Henchman [Chs. 1-6]
House Peters Jr. ... Earl - Henchman [Chs. 7-15]
Jim Diehl ... Jason - Henchman [Chs. 3-15]
Rusty Wescoatt Rusty Wescoatt ... Ives - Henchman [Chs. 3-13]
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Storyline

Antisocial Prof. Hammil's Remote Control device, which enables the user to take over any motor vehicle within 50 miles (!), is stolen by The Wizard, black-hooded mastermind, and his gang. Batman and Robin (who drive about in a standard convertible) must prevent the Wizard from obtaining diamonds, needed as fuel for the device, and rescue magazine photographer Vicki Vale from periodic perils. Where is the Wizard's base, reached only by remote controlled submarine? Which of several suspicious characters hides beneath the Wizard's hood? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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For any theater...anywhere! (Trade paper ads). See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Adventures of Batman and Robin-The Boy Wonder See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Batman drives a 1949 Mercury convertible throughout, but in one instance, when the need arose, Robin showed up in a 1949 Mercury four-door sedan, which is apparently his own; meanwhile, the Wizard drives a 1949 Mercury two-door sedan; Winslow Harrison drives a 1949 four-door Lincoln sedan; and the cops use a number of 1949 Fords, all of them products of the Ford Motor Co., which must have had the only new-car dealership in Gotham City. The Wizard's henchmen make a lot of use out of a 1941 Lincoln eight-passenger sedan, while Vicki Vale must make the best of it with a 1939 Plymouth convertible. See more »

Goofs

Chapter 8: When the car (up-to-date] is sent over the cliff, a square-bodied car crashes. 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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NOT AS BAD AS IT SEEMS
5 August 2000 | by davidgregorymeekSee all my reviews

I do believe that the sequel Batman serial is very dated for the 40s and that time period, but it is a very nice representation of how the times were then. The only thing I don't like is there is no batmobile or any of the fancy cars as in the current 90's films. The costumes are very good and represent how earlier forms of Batman and Robin really were. They were not always the plastic wearing gurus of today's movies and it was more practical for the hero to get hurt or killed, thus the chapters every week and cliffhanger endings. Overall, I give Batman and Robin 1949 a rating of 7 out of 10.


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