Batman 1966

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Batman ★★½ 1966

Holy television camp, Batman! Will the caped crusader win the Battle against the combined forces of the Joker, the Riddler, the Penguin, and Catwoman? Will Batman and Robin save the United World Security Council from dehydration? Will the Bat genius ever figure out that Russian journalist Miss Kitka and Catwoman are one and the same? Biff! Thwack! Socko! Not to be confused with the Michael Keaton version of the Dark Knight, this is the potbellied Adam West Batman, teeming with Bat satire and made especially for the big screen. 104m/C VHS, DVD . Burt Ward, Adam West, Burgess Meredith, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin, Lee Meriwether, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton, Stafford Repp, Madge Blake, Reginald Denny, Milton Frome; D: Leslie Martinson; W: Lorenzo Semple Jr.; C: Howard Schwartz; M: Nelson Riddle.