Batman (1966–1968)
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True or False Face 

False Face traps Batman and Robin, and binding them to a subway track just minutes before a train is scheduled to come by.


William A. Graham (as William Graham)


Stephen Kandel, Bob Kane (based upon characters appearing in "Batman" and "Detective" comics magazines created by)




Episode cast overview:
Adam West ... Batman
Burt Ward ... Robin
Alan Napier ... Alfred
Neil Hamilton ... Commissioner Gordon
Stafford Repp ... Chief O'Hara
Madge Blake ... Mrs. Cooper
Malachi Throne ... False Face (as ?)
Myrna Fahey ... Blaze
Billy Curtis ... Midget
Joe Brooks ... Fat Man
Chuck Fox Chuck Fox ... Thin Man
S. John Launer ... Mr. Ladd
Patrick Whyte ... Curator


False Face traps Batman and Robin, and binding them to a subway track just minutes before a train is scheduled to come by.

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Release Date:

9 March 1966 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)



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The role of Blaze was originally intended for Angie Dickinson. For unspecified reasons, she was unable to appear. See more »


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The most underrated villain of the series
14 May 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"True or False Face" features the one time only appearance of False Face, not seen in comic book form since his 1958 debut, and though rumors were rampant that some truly big name star would be playing the role, what we get is the least known 'Special Guest Villain' of the entire three year run, the underrated Malachi Throne. A multitalented performer whose face and (especially) voice remained a familiar one for decades, few would have recalled his name and because of the immobile mask he was forced to wear as False Face, rather than the elaborate makeup first called for, he asked that his name not be used, reluctant to take credit for a part that he felt required no real acting and never revealing the face behind the mask. Most viewers would know his face as the Commodore from STAR TREK's "The Menagerie," or LOST IN SPACE and other Irwin Allen shows, but on BATMAN he used his entire body to display the character's zest in outwitting the authorities at every turn, leaping in the air and escaping each time he appeared cornered, with another surprise being Malachi Throne's own features utilized in his disguise as the armored car driver, wearing little makeup. Batman of course sees through the ruse because of his parking in front of a fire hydrant ("always the little things!"), his sexy female accomplice Blaze played by Myrna Fahey, who helps him catch the Dynamic Duo, leaving them to die on the tracks of an oncoming subway train.

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