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Running Time
105 min



Release Date
July 30, 1966

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Character Actor
Batman/Bruce Wayne Adam West
Robin/Dick Grayson Burt Ward
The Joker Cesar Romero
Catwoman Lee Meriwether
Penguin Burgess Meredith
Riddler Frank Gorshin
Commissioner Gordon Neil Hamilton
Chief O'Hara Stafford Repp
Alfred Alan Napier
Commodore Schmidlapp Reginald Denny
Harriet Cooper Madge Blake
Bluebeard Gil Perkins
Morgan Dick Crockett
Quetch George Sawaya


  • First full-length theatrical production of the Batman franchise.
  • The Batman movie is a spin-off of the live-action 1966 Batman television series. Aside from featuring similar characters, it does not have anything in common with later Batman films.
  • Running time 105 minutes.
  • Theatrically released in the United States on July 30th, 1966.
  • Budget: $1,377,800.


  • Julie Newmar, who played Catwoman in the TV series, was unable to return to her role due to other commitments. The part was thus recast with Lee Meriwether.
  • Madge Blake (Aunt Harriet) makes only two brief appearances in the movie, and has no dialogue.
  • The Batcopter and Batboat were created for the movie, and it was hoped these vehicles could be used in the TV series afterward. However, in the event, the footage of the Batcopter and and Batboat that appeared in the TV series was simply taken from the movie and edited into the episodes where required.
  • During the Bat-fight sequence on the deck of the Penguin's submarine, a stuntman (playing one of the pirates) nearly drowned when he slipped off the side of the submarine and cracked his head on the bottom of the shallow water tank used in the scene, knocking himself unconscious. It wasn't until shooting of the scene had ended that it was realized he was missing, then a quick rescue operation had to be mounted by fellow stuntmen.

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