Superman battles saboteurs determined to stop a lady double agent from getting important documents to Washington D.C.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Joan Alexander ...
Secret Agent (voice) (uncredited)
Jackson Beck ...
Narrator / Police Chief / Nazi Saboteurs (voice) (uncredited)
Bud Collyer ...
Clark Kent / Superman / Nazi Saboteurs (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ...
Nazi Saboteurs (voice) (uncredited)
Julian Noa ...
Perry White / Police Officer / Nazi Saboteurs (voice) (uncredited)
Sam Parker ...
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Clark Kent helps a pretty blonde Federal agent escape a gang of Nazi saboteurs, and lets himself be captured to learn their plans. The blonde, pursued again, falls into the gears of a drawbridge... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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30 July 1943 (USA)  »

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This was the last of the seventeen Superman shorts and the only one not to feature Lois Lane. However, Joan Alexander, who had played Lois Lane in the earlier shorts, has an uncredited role as the unnamed Secret Agent. See more »

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[first lines]
Perry White: Now look here, Kent, you can't pick your assignments. Hurry over and cover that consumers' meeting.
Clark Kent: But, Chief...
Perry White: But nothing! That's final.
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Follows Eleventh Hour (1942) See more »

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Superman #17
17 May 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Secret Agent (1943)

** (out of 4)

Seventeenth and final short in Paramount's series once again deals with WW2 issues as Clark Kent helps a female secret agent and allows himself to get kidnapped so that he can learn Nazi secrets. For the last Superman short they really decided to pretty much take him out of everything considering he has only one line of dialogue and doesn't show up until the final minute or two of the film. In reality this is a pretty straight WW2 action film as for the majority of the time we have the saboteurs constantly after the female secret agent and of course coming up just short. Once again we get some rather nice animation but all of that is lost with the rather weak story that never really pays off.


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