In the eyes of most Superman fans, this series consisted of four seasons. Season 1 (1966-1967) was a 30 minute show featuring two Superman segments sandwiched around one Superboy story. ... See full summary »
Jor-El (Nelson Leigh), a scientist on the planet Krypton rockets his infant son to Earth just before Krypton explodes. The boy is found on Earth by a farmer, Eben Kent (Ed Cassidy) and his wife, Martha (Virginia Carroll) and they name him Clark Kent (Kirk Alyn). When Clark grows up, his foster father asks him to use his amazing super powers only for good. The mild-mannered Clark gets a job on the Daily Planet as a reporter, and soon, as his alter-ego Superman (Kirk Alyn'), and soon tangles with The Spider Lady (Carol Forman), who considers herself Queen of the Underworld. Meanwhile, a fragment from the planet Krypton reaches earth and falls in her possession. It is the only substance that can render Superman helpless. Written by
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This serial marks the very first live-action portrayal of Superman. See more »
In Chapter 11, when a gangster discovers Jimmy hiding in a crate in the back of a truck, he calls his partner back and both men shoot into the crate. But in the recap in Chapter 12, he does not call his partner back, and he alone shoots into the crate. See more »
There Was a Time You Really Could Believe In Heroes
There's a lovely story that Columbia Pictures and producer Sam Katzman credited Kirk Alyn as Clark Kent but spread the word that Superman would be appearing as himself in this 15 part black and white serial. Ah, those were the days; when children believed in superheroes and the classic format of movie serial was still in fashion. This first live action Superman adventure tells the story of Jor-El saving his son from the destruction of planet Krypton and how that child came to be in the care of the Kents before his adult years living in Metropolis. Clark Kent/Superman faces off against the evil Spider Lady leading to one thrilling cliffhanger after another. The flying sequences were achieved by blending animations similar to the Fleischer Superman cartoons into the live action material. A must see for hardcore fans of the iconic Man of Steel.
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