The Batman Movie You Didn’t Know About

Batman (1943)

As a rule, my original concept for Old Ass Movies was to spotlight films that were made before 1960. It’s fairly arbitrary - like most things around here - but I wanted to stick to it. So, when we were gearing up for The Dark Knight, and often-dictator-like Editor Neil Miller wanted me to do this feature on the camp-tastic 1966 version of Batman starring Adam West that we all know and love, I didn’t want to.

Don’t get me wrong. I use shark-repellent on a daily basis, but Adam West’s Batman seemed too “new” to be an Old Ass Movie.

So instead, I decided to head all the way back to the beginning, to the very first time that the Dark Knight found himself shining gloriously on the silver screen.