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Terror on the Midway (1942)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Short, Fantasy  |  30 August 1942 (USA)
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When the circus' animals escape and threaten disaster, Superman must take action.

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(comic strip created by: Superman), (comic strip created by: Superman) (as Jerome Siegel) , 2 more credits »
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Joan Alexander ...
Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
Jackson Beck ...
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Bud Collyer ...
Clark Kent / Superman (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ...
Sideshow Barker (voice) (uncredited)
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While Clark and Lois are reviewing a circus, "Gigantic" the gorilla escapes and endangers Lois. In the resulting chaos, other dangerous animals escape also. A job for Superman? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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30 August 1942 (USA)  »

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Gorilla on irti  »

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1.37 : 1
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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 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.
[note that the opening narration in some prints is slightly different]
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Marche Militaire No 1 in D
Written by Franz Schubert
Heard at the circus
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Superman #9
17 May 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Terror on the Midway (1942)

** (out of 4)

Ninth film in the Superman series has Lois and Clark going to the circus to write a story on it when a large gorilla breaks loose and starts causing damage. When Lois finds herself in trouble it's up to Superman to save the day. This is a pretty weak short in the series as Superman actually doesn't show up until the six-minute mark, which is even stranger when you consider the short doesn't even run nine-minutes. It's nice seeing him not having to battle some sort of mad scientist but instead just a large gorilla. It's also nice seeing him take a beating from the creature, which was another new touch to the series. With that said, that's pretty much all there is here because the rest is pretty dull. Not enough action to make the film worth viewing and as with the rest there isn't any comedy.


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