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Terror on the Midway (1942)

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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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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(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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Marche Militaire No 1 in D
Written by Franz Schubert
Heard at the circus
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Superman vs King Kong!

While Clark and Lois are at an amusement park, the parks main attraction Gigantic the gorilla escapes and wrecks havoc. This a job for Superman! Superman helps the police round up the escaped animals and saves Lois from the clutches of Gigantic the gorilla.

Sort of "Superman vs King Kong" except the giant ape doesn't fall in love with Lois and take her atop the tallest building in Metropolis. What can be said about this entry in the Superman cartoon series can be said about the series as a whole; superb animation and art work, fast pace and action, and beautiful vivid technicolor. These forties Superman cartoons are highly recommended to those enjoy good cartoon animation.


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