Batman (1966, USA) C-105m. ** D: Leslie H. Martinson. Starring Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton, Stafford Repp. Madge Blake, Reginald Denny, Milton Frome, voice of Van Williams. 'Holy Batman!' Movie spin-off from the 1966-1968 TV series (120 episodes), premiered between the first and second season. Batman and his sidekick Robin go against four super-villains (The Penguin, The Joker, The Riddler, and Catwoman), who are planning to sabotage U.N. meeting and take over the world. Rather slowly-paced and weakly plotted, worked better in the TV episodes, although it's colorful and nostalgic. Meredith as the Penguin comes off best.

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