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Batman and Robin (1949)

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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Taglines:

Local Lawbreakers BEWARE! "BATMAN And ROBIN" The Comics' Greatest Adventure Team Is Coming To Town! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

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 character of muckraking radio talk show host Barry Brown is likely a play on the name of controversial New York and Miami radio talk show host of the time (through 1989), Barry Gray. See more »

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Whenever Comm. Gordon flashes the Bat Signal it is shown against the same cloud formation. See more »

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[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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Batman & Robin: Relentless Crusaders for Law and Order!
8 February 2000 | by bwraySee all my reviews

In 1949, six years after the original Batman Movie Serial was released, Columbia Pictures, released the the long awaited sequel, "Batman and Robin". Robert Lowery inherited the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne from Lewis Wilson. Lowery would later blame his role as Batman for "a lackluster movie career, as a leading man, in Hollywood". He complained that the eyeholes, in his costume, made it "difficult to see" and thus made him appear awkward. John Duncan assumed the role of Batman's faithful ally, from Douglas Croft. The serials premise is that crime is running wild in Gotham City. A mysterious masked figure, called the Wizard, has stolen a diamond powered remote control device, that renders all of the machines in Gotham City totally inoperative. Comissioner Gordon (played by Lyle Talbot) immediately summons Batman with the aid of an infamous bat signal, that shines in the heavens above Gotham. Photographer Viki Vale (played by Jame Adams) is entangled in the Wizard's evil web of deceit. The Wizard even employs a mysterious submarine to ferry his evil henchmen to his secret underground lair. This serial's creators took great pains to try to confuse the viewers, with several red herrings, in regard to the Wizard's true identity. They even lifted several scenes from the original chapterplay (a common serial sequel practice). Batman and Robin are relentless crusaders for justice--


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