Batman (1966)

He's Here Big As Life In A Real Bat-Epic

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Podcast Release Date:
May 15, 2012

Batman Series Episode 1

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When it comes to box office superheroes, none looms larger than Batman. He dominated theaters in 1989 with Tim Burton’s vision of the caped crusader, and in the 21st century Christopher Nolan’s take on the Batman made him the box office champion, with The Dark Knight becoming the highest grossing superhero film ever. Now, as we ramp up for Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, Now Playing will be looking back at all of the Batman films, starting with the 1966 theatrical release! When Batman knocked out television audiences everywhere the studio decided to cash in on a feature film version of the show, where four of the dynamic duo’s worst villains, Joker, Catwoman, Penguin, and The Riddler, team up to take over the world. Does this classic series hold up in feature length? Listen to Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie to find out!

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Movie Details

Series
Comic Book Movies
Series
DC Comics Series
Series
Batman
Original Title
Batman
Title
Batman
Director
Leslie H. Martinson
Author
Producer
William Dozier
Writer
Actors
Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton, Stafford Repp, Madge Blake, Reginald Denny, Milton Frome, Gil Perkins, Dick Crockett, George Sawaya, Robert Adler, Leon Alton, Al Bain, Bill Baldwin, Vincent Barbi, Wolfe Barzell, Jack Berle, Shelly Bruce, Linda Carpenter, Albert Carrier, Arlene Charles, George Cisar, Maurice Dallimore, Nancy DeCarl, Jay Della, George DeNormand, William Dozier, Bill Dyer, Daniel Elam, Louie Elias, Peter Forster, Gregory Gaye, Robert Goodwin, Annette Gorman, Sol Gorss, Julie Gregg, Elizabeth Harrower, Eddie Hice, George Holmes, Marylou Kenworthy, Lyzanne La Due, Jack LaLanne, Sheila Lane, Harry Lauter, George J. Lewis, Jo Anne Loren, Sandra Lynn, Todd Mason, Ed McCready, Shirley Melline, Mary Michael, Harry Minsey, Mike Morelli, Monty O'Grady, James O'Hara, Letitia Paquette, Anne Patterson, Charlie Picerni, Murray Pollack, Ann Reece, Wally Rose, Clark Ross, Tony Santoro, Bernard Sell, Teru Shimada, Carl Sklover, June Smaney, Mabel Smaney, Cap Somers, Fred Stromsoe, William Tannen, Emmanuel Thomas, Joan Thomas, Arthur Tovey, Susan Tracy, Ivan Triesault, Sandy Tyler, Susan Walther, Guy Way, Van Williams, John Yates, De De Young, Jim Michael
Runtime
1 h 45 min
Release Date
30 July 1966
Genres
Family, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction, Crime
Overview
The Dynamic Duo faces four super-villains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.

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