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Electric Earthquake (1942)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Short, Fantasy  |  15 May 1942 (USA)
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Superman versus a fanatical extortionist with an earthquake machine.

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Uncredited cast:
Joan Alexander ...
Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
Jackson Beck ...
Narrator / Indian Scientist (voice) (uncredited)
Bud Collyer ...
Clark Kent / Superman (voice) (uncredited)
Julian Noa ...
Perry White (voice) (uncredited)
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An American Indian fanatic tries to extort the return of Manhattan to his people with artificially induced earthquakes. Lois Lane, captive in his underwater hideout, seems doomed by Superman's interference... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Terremoto eléctrico  »

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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 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! 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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Fighting Evil With Superman
28 April 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Native American Scientist demands the return of Manhattan (Metropolis) to his people. Rebuffed, he unleashes an ELECTRIC EARTHQUAKE to destroy the city. With intrepid reporter Lois Lane his prisoner, and destruction mounting, it sure looks like a job for Superman.

This was another in the series of excellent cartoons Max Fleischer produced for Paramount Studio. They feature great animation and taut, fast-moving plots. Meant to be shown in movie theaters, they are miles ahead of their Saturday Morning counterparts. Bud Collyer is the voice of Superman; Joan Alexander does the honors for Lois Lane.


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