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Writers:
Joe Shuster (comic strip created by: Superman)
Jerry Siegel (Superman comic strip created by)
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Release Date:
25 December 1942 (USA) See more »
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Superman versus saboteurs at the Metropolis Munitions Plant. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Joan Alexander ... Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
Jackson Beck ... Chief Thug (voice) (uncredited)
Bud Collyer ... Clark Kent / Superman (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Radio Newscaster / Louis (voice) (uncredited)
Julian Noa ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Izzy Sparber  (as I. Sparber)
 
Writing credits
Joe Shuster  comic strip created by: Superman &
Jerry Siegel  Superman comic strip created by (as Jerome Siegel)

Jay Morton (story)

Produced by
Sam Buchwald .... associate producer (uncredited)
Dan Gordon .... producer (uncredited)
Seymour Kneitel .... producer (uncredited)
Izzy Sparber .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Winston Sharples (uncredited)
Sammy Timberg (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Maurice Manne .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Thomas Moore .... animator (as Tom Moore)
Dave Tendlar .... animator
 
Music Department
Sammy Timberg .... musical arrangement
 

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Runtime:
9 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Finland:K-7 (2006) | USA:Approved (PCA #3362)

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Voices:Up in the sky, look! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!
Narrator:Faster than a streak of lightning! More powerful than the pounding surf! Mightier than a roaring hurricane! This amazing stranger from the planet Krypton, The Man of Steel: Superman! 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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You'd think the saboteurs would pick a city other than Metropolis!, 12 January 2014
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

"Destruction Inc." is a very typical Superman cartoon from the WWII era. While many of the plots did NOT involve spies and the Axis Powers, many did--and this one is about saboteurs intent on destroying a defense plant. It begins with a night watchman from the local plant being murdered, so Clark goes in disguise to take the job. Of course, Lois also goes to work at the plant and she overhears the boss, Mr. Jones, talking about blowing up the place! They catch up with her after giving chase (Lois, for her part, did a great job trying to get away) and stuff her into a torpedo casing--intent on blowing her up!! However, since Clark is nearby, he springs into action and saves America, apple pie and Lois! As I mentioned above, this is all very typical. And, it might surprise you that in many of these early cartoons Superman isn't quite as invincible as he seemed later. When a load of scrap metal is dumped on him, he IS stunned and cannot quickly extricate himself. Overall, decent animation and a decent amount of action make this one worth while though it isn't especially inspired since it's so familiar.

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