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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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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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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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After robot #13 has robbed the House of Gems and flown off with Lois Lane in its hold, Superman flies up and attempts to rescue her, causing an "Interference" alarm to sound. It is not explained why this alarm did not sound when Lois climbed inside in the first place. See more »

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[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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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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