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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?
Based On The Well-Known Batman Comic Magazine Feature appearing in "Detective Comics" and "Batman" Magazines
Title: Batman And Robin
Release Date: May 26, 1949
Runtime: 263 mins
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono, Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Buried.com Rating: 7.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B
MPAA Rating: Approved
Spencer Gordon Bennet
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 ...Henchman Nolan [Chs. 1-6] (as Don Harvey)
William Fawcett ...Prof. Hammil
Leonard Penn ...Carter - Hammil's valet
Rick Vallin ...Barry Brown
Michael Whalen ...Private Investigator Dunne [Chs. 2, 9, 12]
Greg McClure ...Henchman Evans [Chs. 1-6]
House Peters Jr. ...Henchman Earl [Chs. 7-15]
Jim Diehl ...Henchman Jason [Chs. 3-15]
Rusty Wescoatt ...Henchman Ives [Chs. 3-13]
Phil Arnold ...Doctor [Ch. 4]
Marshall Bradford ...Wesley Morton [Chs. 3-4]
Jack Chefe ...Plant guard in hallway [Chs. 13-14]
George Cisar ...Policeman in alley [Ch. 1]
Richard Cramer ...Newspaper office worker [Ch. 7] (archive footage)...
James Craven ...Norwood [Chs. 1, 3, 12-14]
John Doucette ...Henchman [Ch. 2, 3, 6, 10-12, 15]
Frank Ellis ...Policeman assigned to set up Jason's escape [Ch....
Frank Hagney ...Plant Guard [Ch. 14]
John Hart ...John Hench / Mechanic [Ch. 2]
Myron Healey ...Walker, Policeman [Ch. 7]
Knox Manning ...Narrator (voice)
Frank O'Connor ...Plant Gate Guard [Chs. 13-14]
George Offerman Jr. ...Henchman Jimmy Vale [Chs. 1-2, 5, 8-11]
Eddie Parker ...Holt [Chs. 1, 5-8, 12, 15]
Allan Ray ...Mac Lacey [Ch. 5]
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George H. Plympton
Joseph F. Poland
Royal K. Cole
More Movie Taglines:
- Based On The Well-Known Batman Comic Magazine Feature appearing in "Detective Comics" and "Batman" Magazines
- Follow The Daring Exploits of BATMAN and ROBIN The World's Greatest Adventure Team!
- Local Lawbreakers BEWARE! "BATMAN And ROBIN" The Comics' Greatest Adventure Team Is Coming To Town!
- ALL BIG! ALL TERRIFIC!
- [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!
Batman: Run the usual test for invisible ink. I'll change and go entertain Vicki. Robin: You better be careful. I think she's beginning to get wise that Batman and Bruce Wayne are the same. Batman: Well, if she gets too close, we know how to throw her off the trail.
Officer Murphy: You can't go in there! Vicki Vale: Well, I'm Vicki Vale of Picture magazine. Officer Murphy: Vicki Vale, eh? Well, I'm Officer Murphy of the Patrol Bureau. You still can't go in there!
Robin: What's botherin' you? Batman: Harrison's safety. The Wizard must have heard that broadcast - perhaps he even inspired it. Robin: Harrison's decision really must have knocked the props out from under his blackmail scheme. Batman: Yeah, that's what I'm afraid of. What's to prevent the Wizard from attacking Harrison on his way here? Robin: Batman and Robin might.
Vicki Vale: Untie me please! Batman: Haven't got time; you'll be all right. Don't go away!
- An animated picture of Batman as played by Robert Lowery appears in the opening credits of The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976).
Chapter titles: - Chapter 1: Batman Takes Over (PCA #13671) - Chapter 2: Tunnel of Terror (PCA #13672) - Chapter 3: Robin's Wild Ride (PCA #13673) - Chapter 4: Batman Trapped! (PCA #13674) - Chapter 5: Robin Rescues Batman! (PCA #13675) - Chapter 6: Target - Robin! (PCA #13676) - Chapter 7: The Fatal Blast (PCA #13677) - Chapter 8: Robin Meets the Wizard! (PCA #13678) - Chapter 9: The Wizard Strikes Back! (PCA #13679) - Chapter 10: Batman's Last Chance! (PCA # 13680) - Chapter 11: Robin's Ruse (PCA #13681) - Chapter 12: Robin Rides the Wind (PCA #13682) - Chapter 13: The Wizard's Challenge (PCA #13683) - Chapter 14: Batman vs. Wizard! (PCA #13685) - Chapter 15: Batman Victorious (PCA #13685) Note: PCA #13684 was given to some other film and the last two chapters of the serial carried the same PCA number. Not unusual with serials for two or more chapters to carry the same PCA number.
Vicki Vale would become a common character in the Batman comics after this film. Bob Kane based her on Marilyn Monroe, whom he met during the film's banquet.
If Robert Lowery's Batman costume seems a bit ill-fitting, it's because it was tailored for Kirk Alyn, a bigger man. Alyn starred as Superman in both of Columbia's Superman serials.
Batman drives a 1949 Mercury convertible throughout, but, in one instance, when the need arises, Robin shows up in a 1949 Mercury four-door sedan, which is apparently his own; meanwhile, the Wizard drives a 1949 Mercury two-door sedan; Winslow Harrison drives a 1949 four-door Lincoln sedan; and the cops use a number of 1949 Fords, all of them innovatingly styled products of the Ford Motor Company, who must have had the only new car dealership in Gotham City. The Wizard's henchmen make a lot of use out of a 1941 Lincoln 8 passenger sedan, while Vicki Vale must make the best of it with a 1939 Plymouth convertible.
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