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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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Uncredited cast:
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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

30 August 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gorilla on irti  »

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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 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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Connections

Followed by The Underground World (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Marche Militaire No 1 in D
Written by Franz Schubert
Heard at the circus
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Lucky Lois?
12 January 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

As is the case with the other Superman cartoons from the Fleischer Brothers, this cartoon can often be found in multi-cartoon packs for little money. However, you can also download them for free at archive.org--legally, since they are in the public domain.

The short begins with Lois and Clark at the circus. Lois is doing a story and taking photos and Clark decides to head back to work. However, just as he's about to enter the Daily Planet Building, he sees a commotion and rushes back to the circus. An enormous ape (Kong-sized) escaped and in the process freed a lot of other dangerous animals. So, it's up to Superman to round up the beasts and save Lois.

As usual, Superman saves Lois--though at least here she isn't being stupid but ends up in harm's way because she's trying to save a child. The plot is interesting and a bit atypical for the series. Worth a look.


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