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Batman (1966)

Batman: The Movie (original title)
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The Dynamic Duo faces four supervillains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.

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Lorenzo Semple Jr., Bob Kane (based upon the characters created by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Adam West ... Batman / Bruce Wayne
Burt Ward ... Robin / Dick Grayson
Lee Meriwether ... The Catwoman / Kitka
Cesar Romero ... The Joker
Burgess Meredith ... The Penguin
Frank Gorshin ... The Riddler
Alan Napier ... Alfred
Neil Hamilton ... Commissioner Gordon
Stafford Repp ... Chief O'Hara
Madge Blake ... Aunt Harriet Cooper
Reginald Denny ... Commodore Schmidlapp
Milton Frome ... Vice Admiral Fangschliester
Gil Perkins ... Bluebeard
Dick Crockett Dick Crockett ... Morgan
George Sawaya George Sawaya ... Quetch
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Storyline

The arch-villains of the United Underworld - the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler and the Catwoman - combine forces to dispose of Batman and Robin as they launch their fantastic plot to control the entire world. From his submarine, Penguin and his cohorts hijack a yacht containing a dehydrator, which can extract all moisture from humans and reduce them to particles of dust. The evildoers turn the nine Security Council members in the United World Building into nine vials of multicolored crystals! Batman and Robin track the villains in their Batboat and use Batcharge missiles to force the submarine to surface. Written by Aaron Handy III <ah07@gnofn.org>

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batman: The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,377,800 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The script included an unfilmed scene in which the flight of the villains on the Jetpack Umbrellas was picked up on radar by the Air Force, who sent out a squadron to intercept. Sterling Holloway was actually cast as the commanding Air Force officer before it was decided not to film the scenes. See more »

Goofs

During close-up shots of Batman and Robin in the BatBoat, the red beacon behind them is not operating. The long shots show the beacon operating normally. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: This yacht is bringing a revolutionary scientific invention to Gotham City. On a peaceful afternoon motor ride, millionaire Bruce Wayne and his youthful ward Dick Grayson have been summoned back to Wayne Manor by an urgent but anonymous call for help; the invention *and* its custodian are reported in grave danger aboard the yacht! Never ones to shirk responsibility, Bruce and Dick, with characteristic speed and resolve, descend promptly into The Batcave, and then, as they have done...
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The film ends with THE END, then it suddenly changes to THE LIVING END.....? See more »

Alternate Versions

Depending on the condition and color saturation of the print, the Joker's hair can appear orange rather than green. This was evident on the VHS releases of the film. The same thing would sometimes happen in the TV series (particularly during fades to black), but the mistake was more evident and consistent in the film version. The Blu ray release color saturation corrects this and the Joker's hair appears green as it should. See more »


Soundtracks

Batman Theme
Written by Neal Hefti
Performed by Studio Orchestra (uncredited)
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Holy marathon Batman.
13 June 2008 | by hitchcockthelegendSee all my reviews

The Joker, The Riddler, The Penguin & Catwoman have joined forces to wreak havoc on Gotham City......and then the World! Can Batman & Robin save the day?

Remember when Batman was fun? Not a serious scene in sight, no tales of revenge or personal demons to burst from the screen in a day glow burst of thunder. For many of us who grew up in the 60s and 70s this was the only Batman that mattered, pure unadulterated fun, all campy veneer and skin tight Technicolor suits. This full length outing for the dynamic duo is of course just an extended episode from the joyous TV series, just add a bit more money and you got a Bat Boat, a Bat Helicopter and erm, erm, Bat Shark Repellent! It's just wonderful I tell you.

How any of the actors kept straight faces is anyones guess, but they did, and they collectively delighted millions of children and like minded adults in a way that can't be described to the none believers, thank holy god for the caped crusaders that always kept us safe. 8/10

Footnote: Watching now in my middle years I ask any red blooded male this; is there anything more sexy than Lee Meriwether in the Catwoman suit? No wonder my Dad was a fan of the show back then...........


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