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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)

Directed by
Seymour Kneitel 
Writing credits
Joe Shuster (comic strip created by: Superman) &
Jerry Siegel (comic strip created by: Superman) (as Jerome Siegel)

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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Superman has only one line of dialogue in the entire short. That line, which he speaks while disguised as Clark Kent, is "But, Chief...."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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A rather strange final Superman cartoon., 5 January 2014
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is the final Superman cartoon from the Fleischer Brothers. It does seem odd that this extremely patriotic and propaganda-infused cartoon series would end mid-WWII. Perhaps they just weren't very popular. Or, perhaps the animators were needed for government work. Sadly, being the last, it's also among the least of the films in the series. Part of it is because Clark/Superman only utters one line! The film begins with Clark Kent on the phone. His boss insists he cover some boring event and Clark weakly protests with his only line. Suddenly, cars come crashing by--chasing another car and firing at it repeatedly. Clark jumps onto the back of the vehicle giving chase and follows them to their headquarters.

The lady in the other car escapes and soon you see her at police headquarters explaining that she needs help getting to Washington because she has a list of enemy spies in America. On the way, not surprisingly, they are attacked and this spunky lady escapes yet again. However, she is in serious danger so Clark somehow instinctively knows when and where to appear to save the day. Just how DID he know that?! The lack of dialog make this one strange as did one weird piece of dialog. When the lady leaves her car early in the cartoon, she explains to no one nearby that she needs to get to the police with the list. Just who is she talking to?! Overall, this one just seemed odd and a bit rushed compared to the average Superman short of the era.

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