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BATMAN AND ROBIN: THE 1949 SERIAL (1949) ***

Batman and Robin returned in their second Columbia serial.  Despite a plethora of worthy villains in Batman’s rouge gallery, the filmmakers once again opted to create their own nemesis for Batman.  This time, The Wizard, a Crimson Ghost wannabe in a black cloaked hood terrorizes Gotham City.  Batman and Robin have close calls with speeding cars, bridges and falls from tall buildings.  Robert Lowry overcomes a goofy suit (the ears are way too big) to make a good Batman, but John Duncan, as Robin looks half asleep.  There’s no Batmobile and like in the earlier serial, Batman and Robin change into their costumes in the backseat of their car!  Co-star Lyle Talbot who plays Commissioner Gordon later starred in many Ed Wood films.

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