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The archvillains of The United Underworld - The Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler and The Penguin - combine forces to dispose of Batman and Robin as they launch their fantastic plot to control the entire world. From his submarine, Penguin and his cohorts hijack a yacht containing a superdehydrator, which can extract all moisture from humans and reduce them to particles of dust. The evildoers turn the 9 Security Council members in the United World Building into 9 vials of multicolored crystals! Batman and Robin track the villains in their Batboat and use Batcharge missles to force the sub to surface.

Original Title BATMAN
Italian Title BATMAN
Category Official Competition
Festival Awards Best Feature Film (1972)
Section Official Competition
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 105'
Production Year 1966
Nationality USA
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Screenplay Lorenzo Semple Jr.
Script Bob Kane
Director of photography Howard Schwartz
Editor Harry W. Gerstad
Special Effects L. B. Abbott
Production Design Serge Krizman, Jack Martin Smith
Costume Design Pat Barto
Music Neal Hefti, Nelson Riddle
Main cast Adam West (Bruce Wayne/Batman)
Burt Ward (Dick Grayson/Robin)
Lee Meriwether (Catwoman)
Cesar Romero (Joker)
Burgess Meredith (Pinguino)
Frank Gorshin (L'enigmista)
Produced by William Dozier

---regista--- leslie h. martinsonLESLIE H. MARTINSON
Martinson was born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on 1915. He was a newspaper journalist before accepting a long-term job as an MGM script clerk in 1936. He began directing TV western series in the early 1950s. His first feature film assignment was Republic Pictures' 1954 film, "The Atomic Kid", a Mickey Rooney matinée vehicle. Beginning with episodes of the series "Conflict", Martinson became a prolific director for Warner Brothers Television. In 1954-1955, he directed the first of Mickey Rooney's three failed situation comedy television series entitled "The Mickey Rooney Show: Hey, Mulligan". In 1966, he directed "Batman", with which he won the second edition of Giffoni Film Festival, in 1972.


Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
William Dozier Productions
Greenlawn Productions

international distribution
20th Century Fox