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The Dead Ringers 

Batman and Robin escape Chandell's trap. Once back in the Batcave, they deduce his plan to get the Wayne family fortune by killing Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, then marrying the rightful ... See full summary »



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Batman and Robin escape Chandell's trap. Once back in the Batcave, they deduce his plan to get the Wayne family fortune by killing Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, then marrying the rightful heir, Aunt Harriet. In order to trap the villain, Bruce and Dick fake their own deaths. However, Harry has also figured out his brother Chandell's scheme, and desiring the Wayne fortune for himself, concocts a plan to masquerade as his twin brother. Written by Twenty Penguins

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27 October 1966 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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"The Dead Ringers" opens with the Dynamic Duo escaping a dire fate by singing off key in horrendous fashion (a sound not unlike someone strangling a cat), which Harry (Liberace) attributes to 'death squeals of a brace of bats!' Interrogated under hot lights, Harry blames everything on a mysterious 'Fingers,' out to gain control of the entire fortune of Bruce Wayne. Batman easily deduces that Chandell is 'Fingers,' and hypothesizes what would happen to his wealth if he were to accidentally perish, an inheritance that would go to Dick Grayson, unless he too were to die, the lot going to Aunt Harriet! (Robin's exclamation of "Holy Bluebeard!" is the perfect punctuation). Batman hatches a scheme to fake the deaths of Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson to trap Chandell, unaware that Harry has taken his place in wooing Aunt Harriet into a public performance. The one thing that Harry has failed to take into account is her female intuition, his kiss not the same as Chandell's. James Millhollin gets in a few jabs as an expensive criminal attorney named Alfred Slye who gets Harry off fairly quickly, at a cost of $100,000! The good natured Liberace was a consummate professional, who ended each shooting day with impromptu recitals on the piano, but the silliness behind this 'criminal symphony' remains a chore to watch.

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