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Batman: The Great Escape (1)

Cowboy Shame and his moll Calamity Jan send a message of their plot to heist a rock and roll from the Gotham City Stage. Batman deduces it means a diamond and bank roll.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x21
Production Number: 1723-1
Airdate: Thursday February 01st, 1968

Special Guest Stars
Cliff RobertsonCliff Robertson
As Shame (Special Guest Villain)
Dina MerrillDina Merrill
As Calamity Jan (Extra Special Guest Villainess)

Guest Stars
Hermione BaddeleyHermione Baddeley
As Frontier Fanny
Barry DennenBarry Dennen
As Fred (Fernando Ricardo Enrique Dominquez)
Victor LundinVictor Lundin
As Chief Standing Pat
Ted BensingerTed Bensinger
As Prisoner

Brian Sullivan (2)Brian Sullivan (2)
As Fortissimo Fra Diavlo
Dorothy KirstenDorothy Kirsten
As Leonora Sotto Voce
Jerry MathersJerry Mathers
As Pops The Doorman
Main Cast
Adam WestAdam West
As Bruce Wayne/Batman
Burt WardBurt Ward
As Richard "Dick" Grayson/Robin The Boy Wonder
Alan NapierAlan Napier
As Alfred Pennyworth
Neil Hamilton (1)Neil Hamilton (1)
As Commissioner James W. Gordon
Stafford ReppStafford Repp
As Chief O'Hara
Yvonne CraigYvonne Craig
As Barbara Gordon/Batgirl
William DozierWilliam Dozier
voiced Narrator
Episode Notes
Cliff Robertson and Dina Merrill were husband and wife when this episode was filmed.

Episode Quotes
Narrator: Gotham State Prison, a grim and foreboding edifice. It, like politics, has been the last refuge of many a scoundrel.

Shame: Yeah, I gotta hand it to you, Calamity. You're a woman and a half. If you could just get rid of the other half.

Chief O'Hara: They were last seen heading north on the highway in a stolen tank.
Robin: Where in the world did they ever get a tank?
Chief O'Hara: Mad Man Otto's Used Tank Lot. Begorrah, is he mad now.

Commissioner Gordon: They found the tank on West 20th Street.
Batman: Is it still there?
Commissioner Gordon: No, they had towed it away. The parking meter had run out.
Batman: They probably removed the fingerprints as well. I think Mayor Linseed should make some... changes in his towing policy.

Commissioner Gordon: Oh. Tanks in the street, a horse in my outer office. Has the whole world gone batty? (Batman and Robin glare) Ha ha. Just an expression, Batman. No slight intended.
Batman: I understand.

Shame: And then we're going to do something which I like to refer to as The Great Train Robbery.
Fred: That's scarcely original, you know.
Shame: A big mouth is better when it's shut, Fred. So keep your tongue harnessed and you'll have a thin lip.
Fred: I stand chastised.

Episode Goofs
In the opening segment, Robin and Alfred are in the Batcave.

However, after the opening credits, Batman and Robin slide down the Batpoles from the manor.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerWilliam Dozier
ProducerHowie Horwitz
Associate ProducerWilliam P. D'Angelo
Unit Production ManagerSam Strangis
MusicBilly May
Music EditorSam Horta
Music SupervisorLionel Newman
Set DecoratorWalter M. Scott  |  Robert De Vestel
Director of PhotographyCharles Straumer
Production SupervisorJack Sonntag
Art DirectorJack Martin Smith  |  Frank T. Smith
Post Production CoordinatorRobert Mintz
Based On The Works OfBob Kane
Script EditorCharles Hoffman (1)
Film EditorHugh Chaloupka
Assistant DirectorMaxwell O. Henry
Executive In Charge Of ProductionWilliam Self (2)
Assistant To The Executive ProducerCharles B. Fitzsimons
Sound Effects EditorDan Finnerty
Script ConsultantLorenzo Semple, Jr.
Supervising Music EditorLeonard A. Engel
Theme MusicNeal Hefti  |  Billy May
Men's WardrobeAndrew Pallack
Special Photographic EffectsL.B. Abbott
ThemeWilly Mack
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