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Electric Earthquake (1942)

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

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Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
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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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Superman #7
17 May 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Electric Earthquake (1942)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Seventh film in Paramount's series once again has a wack-o creating an earthquake machine that will make the city fall to its knees. Lois ends up kidnapped by the nut so Superman must save her and the city. This is another decent episode in a not too impressive series. Perhaps I was just expecting more but so far this series has been pretty middle-ground and can't hold a candle to anything out there by Disney, Warner or even MGM. This film does have a fairly decent story but not much is done with it because of the simple way it is carried out and the fact that it plays out just like the previous six films. The action scenes underwater were very entertaining and reason alone to watch the film.


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