Batman (1966 film)

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Batman is a 1966 film about Batman and Robin battling the combined forces of four supercriminals who have stolen an invention and intend to use it maliciously.

Directed by Leslie H. Martinson. Written by Lorenzo Semple Jr..
FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THE MOTION PICTURE SCREEN IN COLOR! Adam West As Batman And Burt Ward As Robin Together With All Their Fantastic Derring-Do And Their Dastardly Villains, Too! taglines


  • The Riddler is loose to plague us with his criminal conundrums.
  • They may be drinkers, Robin, but they're still human beings.
  • Bon Voyage, Pussy.
  • Hand down the shark repellent Batspray!
  • The drinking-water dispenser is clearly marked.
  • Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb...


  • Holy nightmare!
  • It looks bad, Batman. This brassy bird has us buffaloed.
  • Holy horseshoe!
  • Holy Polaris!
  • Holy sardine!
  • Holy Captain Nemo!
  • Holy heartbreak! Miss Kitka!
  • Holy jumble! Where's the hope of the world now?
  • Holy heart failure, Batman!
  • Holy bikini Batman!
  • Holy Halloween!


  • Narrator: This yacht is bringing a revolutionary scientific invention to Gotham City. On a peaceful afternoon motor ride, millionaire Bruce Wayne and his youthful ward Dick Grayson have been summoned back to Wayne Manor by an urgent but anonymous call for help; the invention AND its custodian are reported in grave danger aboard the yacht! Never ones to shirk responsibility, Bruce and Dick, with characteristic speed and resolve, descend promptly into The Batcave, and then, as they have done many times before, as BATMAN AND ROBIN, courageous warriors against crime, they are off once again to the rescue!
  • Riddler: Question: Who's going to make the feathers fly and knock Batman and Robin out of the sky?
  • Riddler: This bird has flown around the bend!
  • Joker: Have you heard this one? It'll KILL you, Batman! [laughs]
  • Joker: A joke a day, keeps the glum away!
  • Catwoman: [meows] You're going to see the purr-fect crime, when I get Batman in my claws! [hisses]
  • The Penguin: Could I trouble you for a glass of water? Your Batgas has left me with a parched sensation.
  • The Penguin: Now hear this, now hear this. This is your Captain speaking. My fine pinioned pirates, we're approaching the tricky buoy! Sharpen your cutlasses! There may be skullduggery ahead!


[Batman, Robin, Commissioner Gordon, and Chief O'Hara consider which supercriminal might have been behind the fake yacht and exploding shark attack.]
Gordon: Could be any one of them, but which one? W— which ones?
O'Hara: [gasps]
Batman: Pretty fishy what happened to me on that ladder.
Gordon: You mean, where there's a fish, there could be a Penguin.
Robin: But wait! It happened at sea! See? "C" for Catwoman!
Batman: Yet... an exploding shark was pulling my leg!
Gordon: The Joker!
O'Hara: [It] all adds up to a sinister riddle. Riddle-er. Riddler?
Gordon: Oh! A thought strikes me! So dreadful I scarcely dare give it utterance.
Batman: The four of them. Their forces combined...
Robin: Holy nightmare!

Commissioner Gordon: Penguin, Joker, Riddler... and Catwoman, too! The sum of the angles of that rectangle is too monstrous to contemplate!
Batman: We've been given the plainest warning. They're working together to take over...
Chief O'Hara: Take over what, Batman? Gotham City?
Batman: Any two of them would try that!
Commissioner Gordon: The whole country?
Batman: If it were three of them, I would say yes, but four? Their minimum objective must be... the entire world.

Riddler: I see the way to do it! We'll play each of our treacherous trumps in one hand, and we'll do it right here!
Penguin: How?
Riddler: How? The end! The end, oh... [giggles] We shall spring them from The Joker's Jack-In-The-Box, through that window, out over the sea, and into the waiting arms of The Penguin's Exploding Octopus! [giggles again] The trigger: one of my riddles, of course, and the bait: Catwoman!

[In the Batcave, Batman and Robin prepare to leave in the Batmobile.]
Robin: Atomic batteries to power. Turbines to speed.
Batman: Roger. Ready to move out.

[After the shark attack, Batman takes questions from the press in Commissioner Gordon's office.]
Batman: You there, Miss...
Miss Kitka: Comrade Kitayna Ireyna Tatanya Kerenska Alisoff. I am from the Moscow Bugle.

[Stuck to Penguin's magnetic buoy, with a torpedo approaching, Batman pries loose his utility belt transmitter.]
Batman: If I could just reverse the polarity... send out waves of super-energy...
. . .
[An annoyed Penguin observes the destruction of his torpedos.]
Penguin: He must be using his Super-Energy Reverse Polarizer!
. . .
[A third torpedo approaches, but Batman's transmitter ceases its screeching.]
Batman: Confound it! The batteries are dead!
. . .
[Moments after an off-camera explosion, we see Batman and Robin speeding in their Batboat.]
Robin: Gosh, Batman. The nobility of the almost-human porpoise.
Batman: True, Robin. It was noble of that animal to hurl himself into the path of that final torpedo. He gave his life for ours.

[Batman calls Vice Admiral Fangschliester at the Pentagon about recently sold submarines.]
Fangschliester: Answer affirmative, Batman! We disposed of a war surplus submarine last Friday. A pre-atomic model. To some chap named, uh, "P. N. Guin".
Batman: P. N. Guin?
Robin: The Penguin!
Batman: Did this… P. N. Guin leave an address?
Fangschliester: No, just a post office box number. Would you like it?
Batman: No, thank you, Admiral. [gritting his teeth] You've been very helpful.
Fangschliester: Avast and belay, Batman. Your tone sounds rather grim. We haven't done anything foolish, have we?
Batman: [slowly] Disposing of pre-atomic submarines to persons who don't even leave their full addresses?! Good day, Admiral!
[They hang up.]
Fangschliester: Gosh!

[Batman reads Miss Kitka's riddles to Robin.]
Batman: One: "What has yellow skin and writes?"
Robin: A ballpoint banana.
Batman: Exactly! Two: "What people are always in a hurry?"
Robin: Rushing people? Russians!
Batman: Right again! Now, what would you say they mean?
Robin: Banana... Russian... I've got it! Someone Russian is gonna slip on a banana peel and break their neck!
Batman: Precisely, Robin! The only possible meaning!

Alfred: What is the scheme, sir?
Batman: Tonight, Bruce Wayne will go out on the town with Miss Kitka.
Alfred: A not-displeasing chore, sir.
Batman: Indeed, Alfred! I've rarely met a girl who's such a potent argument in favor of international "relations".

[Catwoman is scooping up "dehydrated death-dealing pirates" into separate vials.]
Penguin: Careful, careful. Waggh, waggh. Every one of 'em has a mother.

Catwoman: You and your submarine! Look where it's got us now!
Penguin: Shut up, you feline floozy!

[Batman and Robin are climbing up the wharf building concealing the United Underworld hideout.]
Robin: When you think, Batman, with people in weird outfits, like the four super crooks hangin' around here, it's amazing somebody hasn't already reported this place to the police!
Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.
Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes.

[Batman dashes around the pier trying to dispose of a comically large bomb, repeatedly running into insensate bar patrons, the Salvation Army, two nuns, a baby stroller, lovers in a boat, and ducks in the water.]
Batman: Some days, you just can't get rid of a bomb!

[In the Batcave, Penguin's reconstituted pirates all disappear the moment they're touched.]
Robin: The pirates - they're gone! Popped like balloons! How'd it happen?
Batman: Whoever de-hydrated those pirates could not have foreseen their accidental re-hydration with the heavy water we use in recharging the atomic pile!
Robin: Which naturally left them in a highly unstable condition!
Batman: You saw it yourself, Robin. The [slaps his hands together] SLIGHTEST impact was sufficient to instantly reduce them to anti-matter!
Robin: Antimatter? You mean they won't be coming back?
Batman: No, Robin. Not in this universe.
[They jump down from the Bat consoles.]
Batman: Let that be… an object lesson in the dangers of tampering with the laws of Mother… Nature.

[Batman and Robin spy the Riddler's latest missile-delivered clues.]
Batman: "What goes up white, and comes down yellow and white?"
Robin: An egg!
Batman: "How do you divide seventeen apples among sixteen people?"
Robin: Make applesauce!
Batman: Apples into applesauce; a unification into one smooth mixture. An egg: nature's perfect container the container of all our hopes for the future!
Robin: A unification and a container of hope? United World Organization!
Batman: Precisely, Robin!

[Batman and Robin are running through the streets of Gotham to the United World headquarters.]
Robin: Holy marathon! I'm getting a stitch, Batman!
Batman: Let's hope… it's a stitch in time, Robin! That saves nine — the nine members of the United World… Security Council! C'mon!

Joker: Suppose Penguin did fail! All the more reason not to send up your stupid clues!
Riddler: Oh, but I must, I must! Outwitting Batman is my sole delight, my heaven on earth, my very paradise!

Catwoman: Riddler, you fool! Penguin must have finished them by now!
Riddler: Why, that stupid waddling mountebank of a bird? He couldn't finish a bag of popcorn!

[After processing the jumbled powders of the Security Council members with their Super Molecular Dust Separator, the Dynamic Duo discovers the rehydrated delegates are speaking the wrong languages.]
Batman: Who knows, Robin? This strange mixing of minds may be the greatest single service ever performed for humanity. Let's go, but, inconspicuously... through the window. We'll use our Batrope. [long pause] Our job is finished.

Riddler: You and your trained exploding sharks.
Penguin: How was I supposed to know they had a can of shark- repelling batspray handy, you sniveling sardine?!
Riddler: You pompus, puffed up, PENGUIN!
Joker: Friends, we shouldn't fight. Have a shake on me. (shakes their hands, and you see red sparks surrounding them as they scream, and Joker stops revealing himself to be wearing joy- buzzers on his hands) Ha, Ha!!! A joke a day keeps the gloom away!!
Catwoman: (to her cat) Sick 'em, Melenie. Scratch out their eyes!
Penguin: (about the cat) Call off that ravenous panther!
Riddler: So help me, catwoman, I'll feed him to the birds!
Joker: I'll incapacitate the beast with my can of trick confetti.
Catwoman: United Underworld? Ha! We're about as united as the United World Council at the Gotham East River!
Riddler: She's right. If we swallow our super- criminal pride (Penguin interrupts before he can finish)
Penguin: Precisely. If we cannot hang together, we would most certainly hang seperately.
Joker: Oh, and what a shame that would be, as we are the greatest criminal team ever dreampt up by anybody. How'd it go, Catwoman?
Catwoman: Purr- fectly. In my disguise as KitKutara, I blended right in. And Batman's boots didn't even look damp! How's our prisoner? Still doesn't know he's been kidnapped?
Penguin: He hasn't the foggiest. He just keeps ringing his service bell (a small bell can be heard ringing off- screen).


  • FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THE MOTION PICTURE SCREEN IN COLOR! Adam West As Batman And Burt Ward As Robin Together With All Their Fantastic Derring-Do And Their Dastardly Villains, Too!
  • MEN DIE! WOMEN SIGH! Beneath that Batcape - he's all man!


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