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Volcano (1942)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Short, Fantasy  |  10 July 1942 (USA)
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Superman must face the threat of an erupting volcano.

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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 / Officer / Professor (voice) (uncredited)
Bud Collyer ...
Clark Kent / Superman (voice) (uncredited)
Julian Noa ...
Perry White (voice) (uncredited)
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A deadly eruption is predicted on the inhabited island of Monokoa. Daily Planet reporters Clark and Lois accompany an expedition to study it, and of course Lois is quickly in danger from lava... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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10 July 1942 (USA)  »

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Tulivuori  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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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.
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I just wanted to see Lois die in this one.
9 January 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Volcano" is a very weak installment of the short-lived Superman series from the Fleischer Brothers. I say weak because they made Lois very despicable and I really found myself rooting for her to die! This is because Lois and Clark are sent to cover the same story--a volcano is about to erupt (WHY WOULD YOU NEED TO GO NEXT TO THE MOUNTAIN TO COVER THIS?!). However, Lois wants the story for herself and deliberately sabotages Clark so he will be left out in the cold. So, when the volcano explodes, she is about to die and Clark jumps to save her. She learns NOTHING from the situation other than selfishness and stupidity pays! I really wish they'd made Lois less a jerk and victim and more a tough-as-nails and resourceful lady like they did in "Secret Agent" (1943). Overall, a rather weak installment, as fomenting hatred for your female lead is NOT a positive thing!


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