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The Mechanical Monsters (1941)

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Superman battles a criminal mastermind and his robot army.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Joan Alexander ...
Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
Bud Collyer ...
Superman / Clark Kent / Scientist (voice) (uncredited)
Julian Noa ...
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

An inventor has built powerful giant robots that can fly like planes and open banks like cans. Of course, Lois Lane gets into trouble with a robot; can Superman rescue her from the inventor's hideout? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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21 November 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los monstruos mecánicos  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

The scientist gags Lois before placing her on the platform above the molten metal, even though he's trying to intimidate her into revealing the location of the missing jewelry. Even if she wanted to, she'd find it impossible to tell him. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Voices: Up in the sky, look! It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Superman!
Narrator: Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, this amazing stranger from the planet Krypton, The Man of Steel: Superman! Empowered with X-ray vision, possessing remarkable physical strength, Superman fights a never-ending battle for truth and justice, disguised as a mild-mannered newspaper reporter, Clark Kent.
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Referenced in Superman/Doomsday (2007) See more »

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X-Ray Vision Alone Worth The Price Of Admission !!!!

This is the only Superman short in which I have seen this X-Ray Vision method used, and I must say if it can put wonder and amazement in the heart of a 20 year old black kid from New York in the year 2003, imagine what it did for people in 1942 !! This is a truly priceless and classic peice of American animation.


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