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Japoteurs (1942)

Superman vs. Japanese spies hijacking a new super-bomber.

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Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
Jackson Beck ...
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Clark Kent / Superman / Japanese Hijacker (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ...
Press Tour Guide (voice) (uncredited)
Sam Parker ...
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American industry builds a gigantic new bomber and Lois Lane stows away on the test flight; little does she suspect, Japanese spies are aboard to hijack the giant. Superman to the rescue? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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18 September 1942 (USA)  »

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Japanilaiset  »

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Trivia

The title is a combination of the French word saboteur and the shortened form for one of the Axis Powers in World War II, the Japanese. See more »

Quotes

[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 soar higher than any plane, 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 Terror on the Midway (1942) See more »

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Wartime Wasn't Funny...But One Could Get Carried Away
27 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Artistry can go out the window when propaganda comes in the door. Here we have a plot that could be used in any setting. Because we recently were attacked by Japan and made to enter the war, the villains are the Japanese. They are portrayed with slanted eyes and big grins (of course, the must have been laughing at us through the whole war). Anyway, instead of fighting crazy scientists and extra-terrestrials, the Mand of Steel is faced with the yellow horde, smiling and attacking at will. We know who will get the better of this. One issue that would have to be dealt with, considering the world of these cartoons. If the U.S. had a weapon like Superman, would any force be able to attack anyone. Our boy is straight shooter could be the ultimate defensive weapon. Interesting.


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