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Secret Agent (1943)

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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 ...
Police Chief / Nazi Saboteurs (voice) (uncredited)
Bud Collyer ...
Nazi Saboteurs (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ...
Perry White / Nazi Saboteurs (voice) (uncredited)
Julian Noa ...
Narrator / Police Officer / Nazi Saboteurs (voice) (uncredited)
Sam Parker ...
Clark Kent / Nazi Saboteurs (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Under the River  »

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The original manuscript, titled "Under the River", shows that Lois Lane originally was to be in the short, but was later cut out for unknown reasons. See more »

Quotes

[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 Terror on the Midway (1942) See more »

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Superman's Salute
15 December 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I love the Fleischer Superman cartoons. The animation is smooth and fluid with vivid colors. The distinct art-deco style, vintage science fiction imagery, and use of noirish shadows gave them a look unlike any other cartoons. The music and voicework is superb. They're fun, accessible, enduring animation classics. While this is a cartoon from Fleischer Studios' successor, Famous Studios, it still tries to maintain the Fleischer style.

The seventeenth and final of the legendary Superman shorts produced by Famous (previously Fleischer) Studios and released by Paramount. Clark Kent chases after a gang of saboteurs and is captured. Meanwhile, a blonde secret agent tells the police she has records on the saboteurs that must get to Washington. The police escort her to the airport but are ambushed by the gang. The agent flees on her own but is trapped. Having heard enough of the saboteurs' plans, Clark changes into Superman and flies off to save the day.

This final Superman short is atypical of the series. The majority of the cartoon is spent on the secret agent, cops, and bad guys. In many ways it seems like Superman was added to the script after the fact.This is the only short that Lois Lane did not appear in, although the blonde agent was voiced by the same actress (Joan Alexander). Superman does not appear until almost the end and does very little to impress when he does. However, the final shot of him flying and saluting the American flag was very cool. Overall, it's an OK entry with some good animation but not much beyond that to appeal to fans of the series.


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