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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 10 years in three top comic magazines! (Trade paper ads). See more »


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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

The entire serial was riffed individually by the guys from "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (1988), under their Rifftrax name--Michael J. Nelson (I), Kevin Murphy (II) and Bill Corbett (I). See more »

Goofs

Wires can be seen when The Wizard is supposed to be invisible, most notably in the telephone booth when The Wizard is on the run and calls his headquarters. 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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If You Are Expecting Camp, Then This Isn't the One For You
15 April 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

If you are expecting the campy 1960's Batman, then this isn't the show for you. However, if you are looking for an exciting action adventure serial, then this is for you. This show plays more like the comic book version of Batman that came out in the 1940's which was a very straightforward comic. The plot is okay but there are some plot holes, which probably owe more to the low budget. Also, the cast is very solid, especially veteran character actor Lyle Talbot as Commisioner Gordon.


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