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1949 Batman and Robin Movie
1949 Batman and Robin Movie
Published: 2016/04/04
Channel: Movies and Serials
Batman And Robin (1949) Episode 1 Batman Takes Over
Batman And Robin (1949) Episode 1 Batman Takes Over
Published: 2016/12/20
Channel: Batman And Robin 1949 & 1943
1949 Batman and Robin Serial Chapter 2
1949 Batman and Robin Serial Chapter 2
Published: 2016/10/20
Channel: BatmanRobinSuperman
Batman 1943 MOVIE
Batman 1943 MOVIE
Published: 2015/07/14
Channel: Rare Lemons
1949 Batman and Robin Serial Chapter 3
1949 Batman and Robin Serial Chapter 3
Published: 2016/11/11
Channel: BatmanRobinSuperman
Batman and Robin: The TV Series (1960
Batman and Robin: The TV Series (1960's) - Best Scenes! Collection 1
Published: 2009/11/01
Channel: Henry Jones Jr.
Batman And Robin (1949) Episode 8 Robin Meets The Wizard
Batman And Robin (1949) Episode 8 Robin Meets The Wizard
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: Batman And Robin 1949 & 1943
Adventures of Batman and Robin Sega CD Lost Episode
Adventures of Batman and Robin Sega CD Lost Episode
Published: 2016/03/07
Channel: TurflamicGaming420
"Batman and Robin" Movie Serial Trailer (1966)
"Batman and Robin" Movie Serial Trailer (1966)
Published: 2014/11/01
Channel: Throwback
Batman And Robin (1949) Episode 4 Batman Trapped!
Batman And Robin (1949) Episode 4 Batman Trapped!
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: Batman And Robin 1949 & 1943
Batman and Robin Serial 1949
Batman and Robin Serial 1949
Published: 2013/05/05
Channel: comicscreen
MYSTERY OF THE BATMAN! (1939) Chapter 1 - "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate"
MYSTERY OF THE BATMAN! (1939) Chapter 1 - "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate"
Published: 2016/08/29
Channel: Big John Creations
Batman  and Robin
Batman and Robin
Published: 2011/01/28
Channel: Thebryan6145
Serial 1949 Batman and Robin Chapter 07 of 15 The Fatal Blast
Serial 1949 Batman and Robin Chapter 07 of 15 The Fatal Blast
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: Sewla Resa
1949 Batman and Robin Serial Robert Lowery
1949 Batman and Robin Serial Robert Lowery
Published: 2016/06/04
Channel: BatmanRobinSuperman
Batman and Robin - serial 1949
Batman and Robin - serial 1949
Published: 2010/06/17
Channel: BatEnciclopedia
BATMAN AND ROBIN (1949) - Serial Intro
BATMAN AND ROBIN (1949) - Serial Intro
Published: 2017/04/22
Channel: BATMAN ON FILM
Batman and Robin (1949) - Feature Length Cut
Batman and Robin (1949) - Feature Length Cut
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: CiderMancer
BATMAN e ROBIN (1949) - 1º CAP. - LEGENDADO - COMPLETO
BATMAN e ROBIN (1949) - 1º CAP. - LEGENDADO - COMPLETO
Published: 2016/08/22
Channel: Thomas Paar
Batman Actors: 1943, 1949, 1966, 1989, 1995, 1997, 2005, 2016
Batman Actors: 1943, 1949, 1966, 1989, 1995, 1997, 2005, 2016
Published: 2016/03/19
Channel: Supermovies
Serial 1949 Batman and Robin Chapter 14 of 15 Batman vs The Wizard
Serial 1949 Batman and Robin Chapter 14 of 15 Batman vs The Wizard
Published: 2016/12/08
Channel: Sewla Resa
Batman (1943) Episode 1 The Electrical Brain
Batman (1943) Episode 1 The Electrical Brain
Published: 2016/12/22
Channel: Batman And Robin 1949 & 1943
1949 Batman Serial Intro/Introduction
1949 Batman Serial Intro/Introduction
Published: 2016/03/14
Channel: BatmanRobinSuperman
OverScore for Rifftrax: BATMAN AND ROBIN.
OverScore for Rifftrax: BATMAN AND ROBIN.
Published: 2017/11/23
Channel: FIVE STARS OF AGHAR
Batman And Robin (1949) Episode 2 Tunnel Of Terror
Batman And Robin (1949) Episode 2 Tunnel Of Terror
Published: 2016/12/20
Channel: Batman And Robin 1949 & 1943
Batman - serial 1943
Batman - serial 1943
Published: 2010/06/17
Channel: BatEnciclopedia
Batman and Robin The 1949 Complete Movie Serial Film Review
Batman and Robin The 1949 Complete Movie Serial Film Review
Published: 2014/07/09
Channel: jds4696
The Evolution of Batman in Cinema From Early 1940s Serials to Today
The Evolution of Batman in Cinema From Early 1940s Serials to Today
Published: 2015/02/11
Channel: Elrinda
Batman and Robin (1949) -intro colorization- part 1
Batman and Robin (1949) -intro colorization- part 1
Published: 2016/05/19
Channel: Mikael L
Batman 1940
Batman 1940's Serial
Published: 2017/02/15
Channel: Trailer Trash
"Batman v Superman" Circa 1949: "Vulture Remix" Episode 15
"Batman v Superman" Circa 1949: "Vulture Remix" Episode 15
Published: 2015/10/19
Channel: New York Magazine
BATMAN (1949) subtitulado
BATMAN (1949) subtitulado
Published: 2011/10/17
Channel: defryche
Batman (1943 Serial) The Bat
Batman (1943 Serial) The Bat's Cave - Chapter 2
Published: 2016/07/22
Channel: Movie Vigilante
Serial 1949 Batman and Robin Chapter 03 of 15 Robin
Serial 1949 Batman and Robin Chapter 03 of 15 Robin's Wild Ride
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: Sewla Resa
Batman: Robin Meets the Wizard! (RiffTrax Trailer)
Batman: Robin Meets the Wizard! (RiffTrax Trailer)
Published: 2014/02/11
Channel: RiffTrax
Batman and Robin - fighting scene - in 1941 movie
Batman and Robin - fighting scene - in 1941 movie
Published: 2014/09/19
Channel: UNIKTV
1943 Batman Serial Intro/Introduction
1943 Batman Serial Intro/Introduction
Published: 2016/03/14
Channel: BatmanRobinSuperman
Batman (1943) - Feature Length Cut
Batman (1943) - Feature Length Cut
Published: 2017/04/19
Channel: CiderMancer
Chapter 8. LURED BY RADIUM Demo BATMAN & ROBIN 1943
Chapter 8. LURED BY RADIUM Demo BATMAN & ROBIN 1943
Published: 2012/09/28
Channel: Joe Gibson
Batman (1943 Serial) Slaves of the Rising Sun - Chapter 4
Batman (1943 Serial) Slaves of the Rising Sun - Chapter 4
Published: 2016/08/24
Channel: Movie Vigilante
Batman (1943 Serial) The Mark of the Zombies - Chapter 3
Batman (1943 Serial) The Mark of the Zombies - Chapter 3
Published: 2016/08/02
Channel: Movie Vigilante
GNPS Back Issue: Batman and Robin Serial 1949
GNPS Back Issue: Batman and Robin Serial 1949
Published: 2013/10/28
Channel: Nick D'Alberto
BATMAN - EVOLUTION (1943 - 2018) : THE BEST SCENES
BATMAN - EVOLUTION (1943 - 2018) : THE BEST SCENES
Published: 2017/11/23
Channel: Game & Movie Box
Robin Gets Clubbed - Batman 1943 Serial
Robin Gets Clubbed - Batman 1943 Serial
Published: 2012/07/19
Channel: Pos Flow
Batman with Robin (1968)
Batman with Robin (1968)
Published: 2010/06/25
Channel: BatEnciclopedia
Batman 1943 & 1949 Movie Serials
Batman 1943 & 1949 Movie Serials
Published: 2012/08/03
Channel: RandBreviews
Batman 1943 ORIGINAL Trailer
Batman 1943 ORIGINAL Trailer
Published: 2015/04/14
Channel: John Wick
"Batman" Film Serial, 1943
"Batman" Film Serial, 1943
Published: 2013/04/20
Channel: The Rap Sheet
Robin Rescues Batman - RiffTrax Trailer
Robin Rescues Batman - RiffTrax Trailer
Published: 2013/12/13
Channel: RiffTrax
Batman: Target Robin - RiffTrax Trailer
Batman: Target Robin - RiffTrax Trailer
Published: 2014/01/03
Channel: RiffTrax
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Batman and Robin
Batman and Robin 1949 poster.jpg
Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet
Produced by Sam Katzman
Written by
Based on Characters
by Bob Kane and
Bill Finger (uncredited)
Starring
Music by Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Cinematography Ira H. Morgan
Edited by Dwight Caldwell
Earl Turner
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • May 26, 1949 (1949-05-26) (United States)
Running time
15 chapters (264 minutes)
Country United States
Language English

Batman and Robin (sometimes called The New Adventures of Batman and Robin[1] or New Adventures of Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder[2]) is a 15-chapter serial released in 1949 by Columbia Pictures. It is a sequel to the 1943 serial Batman, although with different actors. Robert Lowery played Batman, while Johnny Duncan played Robin. Supporting players included Jane Adams as Vicki Vale and veteran character actor Lyle Talbot as Commissioner Gordon.

The serials were re-released as Video On Demand titles by Rifftrax, the alumni project of Mystery Science Theater 3000's - Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett. As of September 2014, they have released the entire serial series.[3] Turner Classic Movies has broadcast the film serial from June to November 2015 in a weekly half-hour slot on Saturday mornings.

Plot[edit]

The Dynamic Duo face off against the Wizard, a hooded villain with an electrical device which controls cars and a desire to set challenges for the Dynamic Duo, whose identity remains a mystery throughout until the end.

Cast[edit]

All primary cast members are deceased.

Production[edit]

"As usual on a Katzman production," note Harmon and Glut, "the low budget showed everywhere in money-saving shortcuts, and inadequacies." The Batman costume had a poorly fitting cowl and the Robin costume added pink tights to cover the "hairy legs" of both the actor and the stuntman. The Batmobile is again excluded, but instead of a limousine as in the first serial, the duo drive around in a 1949 Mercury.[4]

Several mistakes and failures of logic occur in the serial. One example is that the film shows the Bat-Signal working in broad daylight. Another occurs when, despite the fact that the heroes' utility belts had been replaced by normal belts with no pockets or pouches for this serial, in order to escape from a vault, Batman pulls the nozzle and hose of an oxy-acetylene torch from his belt to cut through a steel door (the tanks for the torch are not shown); to compound this mistake, it is a full-sized oxy-acetylene torch that would have been impossible to carry unseen on his person. Harmon and Glut suggest that this was probably scripted to be a miniaturised 3-inch torch, as used in the comics, but the film-makers improvised in following the directions for a "blowtorch."[4]

Release[edit]

Home media[edit]

DVD cover
  • The serial was released on DVD in 2005, timed to coincide with the theatrical release of Batman Begins. Unlike its predecessor, Batman and Robin: The Complete 1949 Movie Serial Collection has been given a restoration
  • In February 4, 2014, Mill Creek Entertainment released Gotham City Serials, a two-disc DVD set that includes both the 1943 Batman serial and the 1949 Batman and Robin Serial.
  • Rifftrax released a Video On Demand of the first installment of the short on July 16, 2013, featuring a running mocking commentary from Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame.[5] The final episode, "Batman Victorious," was released with commentary on September 19, 2014.

Chapter titles[edit]

Turner Classic Movies began airing episodes of Batman & Robin in June 2015, following one week after the conclusion of airing the previous 1943 serial. Broadcast paused in August in favor of alternate programming, but resumed in September.

  1. Batman Takes Over (Broadcast June 27, 2015 on TCM)
  2. Tunnel of Terror (Broadcast July 11, 2015 on TCM)
  3. Robin's Wild Ride (Broadcast July 18, 2015 on TCM)
  4. Batman Trapped! (Broadcast July 25, 2015 on TCM)
  5. Robin Rescues Batman! (Broadcast September 5, 2015 on TCM)
  6. Target - Robin! (Broadcast September 12, 2015 on TCM)
  7. The Fatal Blast (Broadcast September 19, 2015 on TCM)
  8. Robin Meets the Wizard! (Broadcast September 26, 2015 on TCM)
  9. The Wizard Strikes Back! (Broadcast October 3, 2015 on TCM)
  10. Batman's Last Chance! (Broadcast October 10, 2015 on TCM)
  11. Robin's Ruse (Broadcast October 17, 2015 on TCM)
  12. Robin Rides the Wind (Broadcast October 24, 2015 on TCM)
  13. The Wizard's Challenge (Broadcast November 7, 2015 on TCM)
  14. Batman vs. Wizard (Broadcast November 14, 2015 on TCM)
  15. Batman Victorious (Broadcast November 21, 2015 on TCM)

Source:[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Batman and Robin (1949) - Home Video Reviews - TCM.com". 
  2. ^ http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Posters/B/Poster%20-%20Batman%20and%20Robin%20(1949)_01.jpg
  3. ^ "Search". 
  4. ^ a b Harmon, Jim; Donald F. Glut (1973). "10. The Long-Underwear Boys "You've Met Me, Now Meet My Fist!"". The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury. Routledge. pp. 240–242. ISBN 978-0-7130-0097-9. 
  5. ^ "New Short from RiffTrax… « Satellite News". 
  6. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 249. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X. 

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Preceded by
Bruce Gentry (1949)
Columbia Serial
Batman and Robin (1949)
Succeeded by
Adventures of Sir Galahad (1949)

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