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Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Family | 23 November 1951 (USA)
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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Mole-Man (as Tony Boris uncredited)
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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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Included as a special feature in Warner Home Video's 2005 DVD release of the TV series "Adventures of Superman - The Complete First Season". See more »

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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: You're not going to shoot those little creatures. In the first place, they haven't done you any harm. In the second place, they may be radioactive.
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Version of Smallville (2001) See more »

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A Classic Adventure

Superman and the Mole Men is quite possibly Superman's toughest adventures ever.

Lois Lane and Clark Kent are sent to Silsby, home of the world's deepest oil well. While there, some radioactive mole men come up through the oil well and explore the town. Jeff Corey and many other townspeople try to dispose of the invading mole men. Can Superman change the people's ways in time to save the mole men? Can Superman warn the people in time about the radioactive danger the mole men bring?

In my opinion, Superman and the Mole Men is a very intelligent, well-written and well-acted movie. Even though we only get to see Superman fly once briefly, It still makes a great Superman adventure. A must see for anyone.

10/10 Stars


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