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Would have been a great Joker!


Imagine if the 40's Batman had an A-list cast, James Cagney channelling the madness of Cody Jarrett would of been amazing, I'd also cast Cary Grant as Batman!

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I agree.

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That would have been awesome. Unfortunately at that time Batman was relegated to cheap Saturday afternoon matinee serials.

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Doesn’t stop me from dreaming, I’d also have Edward G. Robinson as The Penguin, Paul Muni as Scarecrow, Humphrey Bogart as Two-Face and Ava Gardner as Catwoman.

I’ve no idea who could play Robin though! 😀

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Donald O'Connor.

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The only O'Connor I know is the one called Des! 😀

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Would have fit well too as The Riddler in the Adam West series (in his 30s or early 40s anyway)

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I would have loved to have seen him in that show!

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