Batman: The Movie

Batman: The Movie

Synopsis of Movie


With the instant popularity of the campy 1960's Batman TV series, 20th Century Fox decided a big-screen adventure was in order. The plots were still ludicrous and the dialogue even sillier, but as always, stars Adam West and Burt Ward played their parts with a straight-laced sincerity that made things all the more hilarious.

The dastardly deeds begin when The Penguin uses his flipper-powered submarine to steal a super-dehydrator. But the Antarctic anarchist is not working alone, gentle reader! No, a plot this size requires the combined evil thinking caps of four costumed criminals: The Penguin, The Riddler, The Joker and Catwoman! And as Commissioner Gordon puts it, “The sum of the angles of that rectangle is too monstrous to contemplate!”

Using the super dehydrator, the United Underworld (as they dub themselves) sucks the moisture out of the nine-member United Nations Security Council, leaving nine multicolored piles of dust. Can no one stop this blueprint of badness, this design of diablerie? Two men can (well, one man and one boy wonder). But first they’ll have to defeat a ticking time bomb, an exploding octopus and a shark with a six-foot vertical leap.

What will become of Batman and Robin? Tune in next week, same Bat-time, same Bat-channel!

Movie Release History

1966 - Batman: The Movie

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Movie Studio

20th Century Fox


Batman/Bruce Wayne   Adam West
Robin/Dick Grayson   Burt Ward
The Catwoman/Kitka   Lee Meriwether
The Joker   Cesar Romero
The Penguin  Burgess Meredith
The Riddler  Frank Gorshin
Alfred   Alan Napier
Commissioner Gordon  Neil Hamilton
Chief O'Hara   Stafford Repp
Aunt Harriet Cooper  Madge Blake
Commodore Schmidlapp  Reginald Denny
Vice Admiral Fangschliester  Milton Frome
Bluebeard  Gil Perkins
Morgan   Dick Crockett
Quetch   George Sawaya
Col. Terry  Sterling Holloway
Japanese Delegate  Teru Shimada
Unknown Ivan Triesault

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