True or False-Face
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|"True or False-Face"|
|Episode no.||Season 1
|Directed by||William A. Graham|
|Written by||Stephen Kandel|
|Production code||8713-Pt. 1|
|Original air date||March 9, 1966 (ABC)|
The master of disguise, False-Face, manages to steal the jeweled Mergenberg Crown and replace it with a false one right under the watchful eyes of the police. Included with the false crown is planning to rob an armored car. Batman catches False-Face, who is disguised as one of the armored car drivers but manages to escape in his Trick-Truck.
Batman and Robin follow False-Face into an alley, where they are attacked by False-Face's gang. The police arrive in time to arrest the gang, but False-Face escapes by disguising himself as Chief O'Hara, before gassing the real Chief O'Hara. Batman captures False-Face's assistant, Blaze, who leads the duo to what they think is False-Face's hideout, a deserted subway platform. It is in reality a False-Face trap. Batman is gassed by a vending machine while Blaze gasses Robin. They awake to find that False-Face has glued them to the train tracks with a super-strong epoxy. Momentarily, they will be run over a speeding train.
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(airdate March 3, 1966)
|Batman (TV series) episodes
March 9, 1966
Holy Rat Race
(airdate March 10, 1966)
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 BAT-WINGS CROSSED UNTIL TOMORROW - SAME TIME - SAME CHANNEL - SAME PERILOUS PREDICAMENT!
- This episode marks the first time that the cliffhanger scene is frozen while the narrator's commentary is superimposed. The reason: the train supposedly bearing down on them was merely a light at the end of a dark corridor, and keeping the camera rolling would have made it clear that the light was not moving.
- Much to his chagrin, Malachi Throne (False-Face) was credited as simply "?" until the closing credits of "Holy Rat Race" (where he finally received proper billing).
- Batman at 45: A Milestone Tribute to Pow, Bam and Zap! (2011) Gould, Chris http://www.amazon.com/Batman-45-Milestone-Tribute-ebook/dp/B005YNPHCO
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