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Eleventh Hour (I) (1942)

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While Clark Kent is in wartime Japan, Superman becomes a saboteur.

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Uncredited cast:
Joan Alexander ...
Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
Bud Collyer ...
Clark Kent / Superman (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ...
Japanese Guard / Japanese Official / American Reporter (voice) (uncredited)
Julian Noa ...
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Somehow, reporters Clark and Lois manage to visit wartime Japan. While there, Superman commits a little sabotage...at 11:00 each night. Of course, this endangers Lois... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Animation | Short | War

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20 November 1942 (USA)  »

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Eleventh Hour  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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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 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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Follows The Arctic Giant (1942) See more »

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It's a wonder we didn't win the war sooner!
19 October 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Eleventh Hour" is a very strange Superman cartoon from the Fleischer Brothers. It even begins strangely--with an odd variation from the usual 'Faster than a speeding bullet' introduction. What also is strange is that Lois and Clark are correspondents in Japan DURING the war! This is a nutty premise--especially because Clark/Superman spends his nights destroying the Japanese military machine. In fact, it makes you wonder why it took so long to end the war! But the story is so illogical that you just need to sit back and accept it for what it is--mindless WWII era propaganda. Enjoyable and well animated but also pretty silly. Not surprisingly, you don't see this one of TV any more though if you are curious, you can download it for free at archive.org.


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