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Lee Zahler

James S. Brown, Jr.

Dwight Caldwell; Earl Turner


Running Time
260 min. (15 episodes)


Release Date
July 16th, 1943

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Batman was a 15-chapter serial released in 1943 by Columbia Pictures.

The serial starred Lewis Wilson as Batman and Douglas Croft as Robin. J. Carrol Naish played the villain, an original character named Dr. Daka. Rounding out the cast were Shirley Patterson as Linda Page (Bruce Wayne's love interest), and William Austin as Alfred.

The film is notable for being the first filmed appearance of Batman. Also, the film introduced "The Bat's Cave". The name was altered to the Batcave for use in the comic books as well as the Grandfather's clock entrance. Also, the comic Alfred was overweight and clean-shaven prior to the serial's release. Austin was trim and sported a thin moustache. The comic Alfred's appearance was altered to match that of Austin's, and remains the same to this day.


Actor Role
Lewis Wilson Batman
Douglas Croft Robin
J. Carrol Naish Prince Daka
Shirley Patterson Linda Page


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Chapters Title
1 The Electrical Brain
2 The Bat's Cave
3 The Mark of the Zombies
4 Slaves of the Rising Sun
5 The Living Corpse
6 Poison Peril
7 The Phoney Doctor
8 Lured By Radium
9 The Sign of the Sphinx
10 Flying Spies
11 A Nipponese Trap
12 Embers of Evil
13 Eight Steps Down
14 The Executioner Strikes
15 The Doom of the Rising Sun

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  • Batman serial at Batman: Yesterday, Today and Beyond

Characters Batman/Bruce Wayne | Robin | Nightwing | Batgirl | James Gordon | Alfred Pennyworth | Lucius Fox | Ace the Bat-Hound | Batman Family
Notable enemies The Joker | Penguin | Catwoman | Two-Face | Riddler | Poison Ivy | Mr. Freeze | Ra's al Ghul | Scarecrow
Miscellaneous Batman Publication History | Gotham City | Batcave | Arkham Asylum | Wayne Manor | Batmobile | Batsuit | Batarang | Wayne Enterprises
Current comic book series Detective Comics | Batman | Batman Confidential | All Star Batman and Robin | Superman/Batman | Batman and the Outsiders
Comic storylines Year One / The Long Halloween | Killing Joke | A Death in the Family | Knightfall | Cataclysm / No Man's Land | Hush | DKR | Batman R.I.P.
Notable creators Bob Kane | Bill Finger | Neal Adams | Julius Schwartz | Dennis O'Neil | Frank Miller | Jim Lee | Greg Rucka | Paul Dini
1940s Serials The Batman (Lewis Wilson - 1943) | Batman and Robin (Robert Lowery - 1949)
Adam West Batman (TV series) | Batman (1966 film)
Modern Movies Burton/Schumacher: Batman (1989) | Batman Returns | Batman Forever | Batman & Robin
Christopher Nolan: Batman Begins | The Dark Knight
Animated The Batman/Superman Hour | The New Adventures of Batman | Batman: The Animated Series | The New Batman Adventures | Batman Beyond | Justice League | Justice League Unlimited | The Batman | Mask of the Phantasm | SubZero | Mystery of the Batwoman | Return of the Joker | The Batman vs. Dracula | Batman: Gotham Knight
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