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Batman (1966)

Rating:PG
Genre:Drama, Action/Adventure
Release Date:January 1, 1966
Running time:101 minutes
Cast:Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, César Romero, Burgess Meredith
Director:Leslie H. Martinson
Producer:William Dozier
Writer:Lorenzo Semple Jr.
Distributor:20th Century Fox

Description: Tongue-in-cheek humor prevails in Batman, a witty homage to the Dynamic Duo's exaggerated exploits. The Caped Crusaders (Adam West and Burt Ward) are called in as a last resort when the criminal masterminds of the millennium team up to conquer Gotham City by turning the U.N. Security Council into dehydrated dust; among the villains are the Joker (Cesar Romero), Catwoman (Lee Meriwether), the Riddler (Frank Gorshin), and the Penguin (Burgess Meredith). The entire cast is excellent, particularly West and Ward, who distinguish themselves among a standout list with hilariously straight-faced performances. The film includes some truly memorable scenes, highlighted by a particularly tenacious shark with a vertical leap that would put Spud Webb to shame and a bomb on the waterfront with no place to explode (nuns, infants and lovebirds beware!).~ Jeremy Beday, All Movie Guide

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