Season 1 Episode 17

True or False Face

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Mar 09, 1966 on ABC
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Episode Summary


False Face is on the loose in Gotham City and launches a barrage of tricky true-or-false crimes. His captured assistant lures Batman and Robin into a trap and the protean pretender leaves them to be run over by a subway train.

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  • Scary

    It's a good episode, again heavily reliant on darkness to dampen the mood. The ending is pretty tense and leaves you with a double fear: that Batman and Robin will be both unmasked... and run over by an approaching train.
  • bat man 1966

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Adam West

Adam West

Bruce N. Wayne/Batman

Burt Ward

Burt Ward

Richard "Dick" Grayson/Robin: The Boy Wonder

Alan Napier

Alan Napier

Alfred Pennyworth

Neil Hamilton (I)

Neil Hamilton (I)

Commissioner James W. Gordon

Stafford Repp

Stafford Repp

Chief O'Hara

Madge Blake

Madge Blake

Aunt Harriet Cooper

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Narrator: Another glorious, sun-drenched day in Gotham City. A fitting day for nuptials, exhibits, or grand theft!

    • Blaze: You've got quite a grip there, Caped Crusader.
      Batman: A sound mind in a sound body. A necessity in the relentless war against crime.

    • Batman: Blaze. She's as elusive as a flickering flame.
      Robin: I'll bet that's how she earned her nickname.
      Batman: I warrant you, we'll snuff out her fiery criminal career.

    • False Face: Boys, we are about to double-dupe Batman and Robin until the Dexterous Duo is duped, decoyed, and diabolically destroyed!

    • Bruce Wayne: Mr. Ladd, we'll keep you informed and let you know just as soon as your missing money truck is found.
      Mr. Ladd: Bless you, Batman. Every law-abiding citizen of Gotham City goes with you today in spirit.
      Ladd's Secretary: And if it were possible, in body.

    • Batman: That's False Face himself, in disguised person.
      False Face: Yeah, what makes you so sure?
      Batman: It's obvious. Only a criminal would disguise himself as a licensed bonded guard. Yet callously park in front of a fire hydrant.

    • FalseFace: The Express will be through here inside of five minutes, Batman. Inside of six, no more Batman!
      Robin: Fiend!
      Batman: FalseFace, you'll regret this! Eventually.

    • Narrator: Disaster threatens. Bashed by the BMT? Will the Dynamic Duo dice with death--and descend to defeat? Can Batman and Robin break the unbreakable, slip out of the chemical clutches, escape the epoxy? Keep your Batwings crossed until tomorrow. Same Time - Same Channel - Same Perilous Predicament!

  • NOTES (5)