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Batman: The Movie [1966] (1 disc)

Director:Leslie H. Martinson
Writer:Lorenzo Semple Jr.
Composer:Nelson Riddle
Length:105 minutes
(1 hour 45 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Graphic Novel
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IMDB Rating:6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:82%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: The dynamic duo have to face a team made of four of their greatest enemies: Catwoman, Penguin, Joker and the Riddler.

Reaction: You need to be in the mood for extreme camp, but if you can take that, this one's a fun, though slightly ridiculous, version of the Caped Crusader.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Leslie H. Martinson => Director
Lorenzo Semple Jr. => Writer
Nelson Riddle => Composer
Bob Kane => Characters
Adam West => Batman / Bruce Wayne
Alan Napier => Alfred
Burgess Meredith => The Penguin
Burt Ward => Dick Grayson / Robin
Cesar Romero => The Joker
Dick Crockett => Morgan
Frank Gorshin => The Riddler
George Sawaya => Quetch
Gil Perkins => Bluebeard
Jack LaLanne => Himself (uncredited)
Lee Meriwether => Kitka / The Catwoman
Madge Blake => Aunt Harriet Cooper
Milton Frome => Vice Admiral Fangschliester
Neil Hamilton => Commissioner Gordon
Reginald Denny => Commodore Schmidlapp
Stafford Repp => Chief O'Hara
William Dozier => Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Lee Meriwether was Miss America in 1955.
  • This was the only live-action feature-length [Batman] film in which Alfred is not played by an actor named Michael until 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (with Jeremy Irons). Michael Gough played the part in Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin. Michael Caine took over for Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.
  • Reginald Denny's last movie but Burt Ward's first.
  • At the end of the film one of the delegates is seen banging his shoe on the table while yelling. This is a parody of Nikita Khrushchev's famous behavior during a debate in the United Nations General Assembly in 1960.
  • The entire second season had already been shot before the movie was, even though it actually came out before the second season.
  • {Plaisir D'Amour} by [?] Johannes Paul Martini, is sung by a chanteuse in the cabaret scene, but neither the song nor the singer are listed in the credits.
  • In the final fight scene, a stuntman playing one of the villains' henchmen dove into the water and hit his head on a metal stud at the bottom of the pond. He was knocked unconscious and had to be rushed to the hospital.
  • Julie Newmar (Catwoman in the TV series) does not appear in this film because she did not know about it and had signed to do another project. By the time she was informed, she could not get out of the other commitment in time to do this movie.
  • Originally planned as the pilot film for the [Batman] TV series, the movie was instead produced between the show's first and second seasons. The producers took advantage of the larger budget to have a number of new Bat-gadgets constructed, such as the BatBoat.
  • The Penguin's line "We shall hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately" was a humorous phrase spoken by [?] Benjamin Franklin when he was in danger of being accused of high treason by his fellow delegates.