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30 July 1943 (USA) See more »
Superman battles saboteurs determined to stop a lady double agent from getting important documents to Washington D.C. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)
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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Directed by
Seymour Kneitel 
Writing credits
Jerry Siegel (Superman comic strip created by) (as Jerome Siegel) and
Joe Shuster (Superman comic strip created by)

Carl Meyer (story)

Produced by
Sam Buchwald .... associate producer (uncredited)
Dan Gordon .... producer (uncredited)
Seymour Kneitel .... producer (uncredited)
Izzy Sparber .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Sammy Timberg (uncredited)
Sound Department
Maurice Manne .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Animation Department
Otto Feuer .... animator
Steve Muffati .... animator
Music Department
Sammy Timberg .... musical arrangement

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8 min
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Argentina:Atp | Finland:K-7 (2006) | USA:Approved (PCA #3434)

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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 »
[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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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The last 1940s Superman cartoon, 11 March 2005
Author: Wayne Malin ( from United States

A beautiful blonde (who is never named) is running away from some men who are shooting at her. Clark Kent intervenes and is knocked out, captured and tied up by the men. It seems the woman is a secret agent--she has a list of saboteurs and their evil plans. She must get the list to Washington. The police try to escort her but they are also attacked by the saboteurs. The woman escapes but becomes trapped on a bridge about to be crushed. Will Superman find out and save her?

This is barely a Superman cartoon. Lois Lane is nowhere to be found (but that blonde sounds a LOT like her). It plays more like a WWII drama with plenty of violent shootouts (I was really surprised to see a cop shot down out of his motorcycle) and action. Superman only pops up at the last few minutes to save the day. But the action more than makes up for his absence. Pretty good. A 6.

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