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Writers:
George H. Plympton (screenplay) and
Joseph F. Poland (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
20 July 1950 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
TRAPPED BY DEADLY FUMES! (original poster-all caps) See more »
Plot:
Superman battles Lex Luthor who is using a teleportation device and a new identity as Atom Man in his criminal plans. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Up there in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Kirk Alyn ... Superman / Clark Kent

Noel Neill ... Lois Lane

Lyle Talbot ... Luthor / The Atom Man
Tommy Bond ... Jimmy Olsen
Pierre Watkin ... Perry White
Jack Ingram ... Foster - Henchman
Don C. Harvey ... Albor (as Don Harvey)
Rusty Wescoatt ... Carl - Henchman
Terry Frost ... Baer -Henchman
Wally West ... Henchman Dorr [Chs. 1, 6, 9]
Paul Stader ... 'Killer' Lawson [Chs. 1-4] (as Paul Strader)
George Robotham ... Earl - TV Truck Cameraman-driver [Chs. 10-12]
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Adams ... Oil Field Worker (archive footage) (uncredited)
Robert Barron ... Rozan (Chief of the Council) (stock footage from original 'Superman' serial) [Ch. 7] (uncredited) (archive footage)
Stanley Blystone ... Joe Evans - Interviewee [Ch. 12] (uncredited)
Marshall Bradford ... Mr. Taylor [Ch. 6-7] (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Eddie - TV Truck Crewman [Chs. 10-12] (uncredited)
John Elliott ... Council Member (stock footage) [Ch. 7] (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ... Lawson's Police Escort [Ch. 1] / Phoney News Photographer [Ch. 3] (uncredited)
Tommy Farrell ... Man Observing Ship Rescue / Briggs, Chs. 2, 10 (uncredited)
William Fawcett ... Mayor of Metropolis [Ch. 7] (uncredited)
Eddie Fetherston ... Thug Loading Truck [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
Eddie Foster ... Chief Thug Loading Truck [Ch.1] (uncredited)
Kit Guard ... Cave Entrance Guard [Chs. 8, 14] (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... Impatient Man at Bridge [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
Creighton Hale ... Observer [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
John Hart ... Henchman in Car [Ch. 3] (uncredited)
Edward Hearn ... Prof. Stone [Chs. 3-4] (uncredited)
Fred Kelsey ... Police Chief Forman [Chs. 5, 13-14] (uncredited)
Charles King ... Eavesdropping Robber at Daily Planet [Ch. 10] (uncredited)

Nelson Leigh ... Jor-El (stock footage from original 'Superman' serial) [Ch. 7] (uncredited) (archive footage)
Pierce Lyden ... Henchman Garland [Ch. 9] (uncredited)
Knox Manning ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
George Morrell ... Bank Guard [Ch. 8] (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Train Passenger [Ch. 5] (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Power Company Truck Driver [Ch. 9] (uncredited)
Hugh Prosser ... HQ Henchman [Ch. 2] (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... Policeman on Road [Chs. 11-12, 14] (uncredited)

Guy Teague ... Policeman at Bridge [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
Rick Vallin ... Power Company Truck Worker [Ch. 9] (uncredited)
Michael Vallon ... Council Member (stock footage) / Spectator (uncredited)
Luana Walters ... Lara (stock footage from original 'Superman' serial) [Ch. 7] (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Spencer Gordon Bennet  (as Spencer Bennet)
 
Writing credits
George H. Plympton (screenplay) and
Joseph F. Poland (screenplay) and
David Mathews (screenplay)

Joe Shuster  characters (uncredited)
Jerry Siegel  characters (uncredited)

Produced by
Sam Katzman .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Ira H. Morgan 
 
Film Editing by
Earl Turner 
 
Art Direction by
Paul Palmentola 
 
Set Decoration by
Sidney Clifford 
 
Production Management
Herbert B. Leonard .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derwin Abrahams .... second unit director
R.M. Andrews .... assistant director
 
Special Effects by
Howard Swift .... special animation effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
George Robotham .... stunt double: Kirk Alyn (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Guy Teague .... stunts (uncredited)
Wally West .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Mischa Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
David Raksin .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Miklós Rózsa .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Marlin Skiles .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Violet Newfield .... set continuity
 

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Additional Details

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Runtime:
252 min (15 episodes)
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:K-12 | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Episode titles: - 1. Superman Flies Again - 2. Atom Man Appears! - 3. Ablaze in the Sky! - 4. Superman Meets Atom Man! - 5. Atom Man Tricks Superman - 6. Atom Man's Challenge - 7. At the Mercy of Atom Man! - 8. Into the Empty Doom! - 9. Superman Crashes Through - 10. Atom Man's Heat Ray - 11. Luthor's Strategy - 12. Atom Man Strikes! - 13. Atom Man's Flying Saucers - 14. Rocket of Vengeance - 15. Superman Saves the UniverseSee more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: At the Beginning of Chapter Six, the outline of the hole Superman's about to make in the barn door is already visible.See more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Up there in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman, 5 January 2000
Author: Brian J. Smith (beejer) from Gloucester, Ontario, Canada

This serial is a sequel to "Superman", the 1948 serial. In this one the Man of Steel is battling the evil Lex Luthor and his alter ego, the Atom Man in a bid to take over the world with another of those deadly rays popular in serials of the time.

Kirk Alyn is back as Superman/Clark Kent and once again does a creditable job. Noel Neill is the spunky Lois Lane, former Little Rascal Tommy Bond is Jimmy Olsen and Pierre Watkin as cranky old Perry White. Lyle Talbot makes an excellent villain as Luthor. The serial is populated with the usual assortment of villains from Columbia's stock company including Don Harvey and Rusty Westcoatt. Even veteran "B" western villain Charlie King turns up briefly in suit and tie as one of the baddies. The usual assortment of narrow escapes and explosions abound.

As in the original, most of the special effects are handled through the use of animation. Although it looks a little tacky by today's standards, it is nonetheless quite innovative for it's time given the limited budget and lack of technology. Don't forget, Superman IS a comic book character.

In my opinion, the Superman serials were among the best ever produced by Columbia. Taking them for what they are, they are very entertaining and enjoyable.

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