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Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)

Not Rated  |   |  Action, Drama, Family  |  23 November 1951 (USA)
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When underground beings explore the surface world from a deep oil well and inadvertantly cause a panic, only Superman can prevent a tragedy.

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Complete credited cast:
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Phyllis Coates ...
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Walter Reed ...
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Pop Shannon (as J. Farrell Macdonald)
Stanley Andrews ...
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Hal K. Dawson ...
Phil Warren ...
Deputy Jim
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Johnny Roventini ...
Mole-Man (as Tony Boris uncredited)
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Storyline

Reporters Clark Kent and Lois Lane arrive in the small town of Silsby to witness the drilling of the world's deepest oil well. The drill, however, has penetrated the underground home of a race of small, furry people who then come to the surface at night to look around. The fact that they glow in the dark scares the townfolk, who form a mob, led by the vicious Luke Benson, intent on killing the strange people. Only Superman has a chance to prevent this tragedy. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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23 November 1951 (USA)  »

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$275,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This was the first feature film based on DC Comics. See more »

Goofs

When Lois Lane describes the mole men after her first encounter with them, she describes them as having human heads with the body of moles. The only costume the actors playing the mole men wear is a dark, presumably furry suit that conforms to their human shape. A few times during the film the zipper in the back of their costumes can be clearly seen. See more »

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Superman: Since you can't be trusted with guns,I'll have to take them away.
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Gotta Love it
30 July 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

My father grew grew up watching George Reeves as Superman and when I was a little kid he had episodes on VHS and let me view them including this movie (passing them down in the family if you will), and I loved it.

Clark Kent and Lois Lane get sent to a small town with and oil mine and from the mine emerge mole men radioactive and targeted by the town assumed to be deadly and it's up to Superman to stop this mayhem.

It's just so wonderful and fun to view. The old style special effects and sound - the crew pulled off such a beauty with such little technology. George Reeves was my hero when I was a little kid, and I'm 16 now, it just goes to show how timeless and classic these adventures are.


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