29 May 2014

Holy 75th Anniversary, Batman! Let's Watch The 1949 "Batman And Robin" Movie!

Yep, the Cape Crusader has been around for 75 years already... time flies when one's having fun fighting crime, doesn't it?

To celebrate this important milestone in the DC's superheroes universe, we will post some videos with Batman in them during the next few weeks... and we've started the ball rolling with a mega post with 15 videos in it. 15 videos, because that's the number of episodes the 1949 "Batman and Robin" movie (the one with Robert Lowery and Johnny Duncanhas, and there is one episode per video. Like in the "good old days" when some of the movies were serials, you know... 

A quite lengthy trip to memory lane that was made possible thanks to our faithful old TARDIS... (Oh, okay, it's from Dailymotion.com, really, but it's still a great find and, hopefully, you will enjoy it as much as we did.)

Have fun!

Loup Dargent

'Batman and Robin' - 1949


Antisocial Prof. Hammil's Remote Control device, which enables the user to take over any motor vehicle within 50 miles (!), is stolen by The Wizard, black-hooded mastermind, and his gang. Batman and Robin (who drive about in a standard convertible) must prevent the Wizard from obtaining diamonds, needed as fuel for the device, and rescue magazine photographer Vicki Vale from periodic perils. Where is the Wizard's base, reached only by remote controlled submarine? Which of several suspicious characters hides beneath the Wizard's hood? Written by Rod Crawford


Batman drives a 1949 Mercury convertible throughout, but, in one instance, when the need arises, Robin shows up in a 1949 Mercury four-door sedan, which is apparently his own; meanwhile, the Wizard drives a 1949 Mercury two-door sedan; Winslow Harrison drives a 1949 four-door Lincoln sedan; and the cops use a number of 1949 Fords, all of them innovatingly styled products of the Ford Motor Company, who must have had the only new car dealership in Gotham City. The Wizard's henchmen make a lot of use out of a 1941 Lincoln 8 passenger sedan, while Vicki Vale must make the best of it with a 1939 Plymouth convertible. (more trivia can be found on the IMDb site)


Vicki Vale: Untie me please!
Batman: Haven't got time; you'll be all right. Don't go away!
Officer Murphy: You can't go in there!
Vicki Vale: Well, I'm Vicki Vale of Picture magazine.
Officer Murphy: Vicki Vale, eh? Well, I'm Officer Murphy of the Patrol Bureau. You still can't go in there!
(more quotes can be found on the IMDb site)

The Movie: