Lois Lane and an explorer set out on an expedition through an underground cavern and discover a race of hawk-men. When these creatures prepare a ritual sacrifice for the adventurous pair, Superman comes to the rescue.

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Joan Alexander ...
Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
Jackson Beck ...
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Clark Kent / Superman (voice) (uncredited)
Julian Noa ...
Perry White (voice) (uncredited)
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The original discoverer's son takes Clark Kent and Lois exploring in unknown regions of Henderson Caverns. Henderson and Lois enter an underground world of hawk-men who have deadly plans for them. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Voices: Up in the sky, look! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!
Narrator: Faster than a streak of lightning! More powerful than the pounding surf! Mightier than a roaring hurricane! This amazing stranger from the planet Krypton, The Man of Steel: Superman! Possessing remarkable physical strength, Superman fights a never-ending battle for truth and justice, disguised as a mild-mannered newspaper reporter, Clark Kent.
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Superman vs the Hawkmen
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 voice work 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 sixteenth of the Paramount Superman series. Dr. Henderson asks the Daily Planet to finance an expedition to explore a series of caves his father disappeared in. Perry White agrees and sends Lois & Clark along to report on the findings of the expedition. Dr. Henderson and Lois head into the underground caverns first, with Clark to follow along later. When the two are captured and taken to an underground city of Hawkmen, it's up to Superman to save them before they are turned into golden statues like Henderson's father decades before. A truly great cartoon and one of the best of the series. The underground caverns are beautifully animated, the Hawkmen are imaginative villains, and the action is super (pardon the pun). Love the ending!


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