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Writers:
Joe Shuster (comic strip created by: Superman) &
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Release Date:
30 July 1943 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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The Tunnel; Hello Ladies; Veep | Review
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 16 October 2013, 4:06 PM, PDT)

70 Years of Fleischer’s Superman Animated Shorts
 (From Obsessed with Film. 26 September 2011, 2:39 AM, PDT)

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Cast

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

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Trivia:
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 »
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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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Bravo!, 18 October 1999
Author: Athanatos from San Diego, CA

This cartoon has a great deal to recommend it. The female character, though she appears only in this cartoon, never to be seen again, is courageous and quick thinking. The pacing, albeit unrealistic, is terrifically well handled. The animators, in the days before computer animation, do a credible job with the representation of such things as geared mechanical devices. Superman has not yet evolved into the overly powerful demigod of later years, and is plausibly challenged -- especially in an early scene where he has, in the guise of Kent, leapt on the back of a speeding automobile, and cannot risk doing anything too "super".

Generally speaking, the Fleischers in this series succeed in taking what amounted to a dumbed-down combination of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche and Alexander Gillespie Raymond, and producing something genuinely exciting from it.

It should be noted, however, that this and many of the other cartoons in the Fleisher series (and in the Famous cartoons that continued it) are sometimes quite violent, and parents should preview these cartoons before allowing younger children to watch them.

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