Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)

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The Man of Steel fights crime with help from his friends at the Daily Planet.

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Complete series cast summary:
 Clark Kent / ... (104 episodes, 1952-1958)
Bill Kennedy ...
 Announcer / ... (104 episodes, 1952-1958)
 Perry White (102 episodes, 1952-1958)
 Jimmy Olsen / ... (101 episodes, 1952-1958)
 Inspector Henderson / ... (90 episodes, 1952-1958)
 Lois Lane (78 episodes, 1953-1958)


"Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings at a single bound!" Mild-mannered reporter for the Daily Planet is really the greatest superhero of them all who "fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way!" Written by Ed Stephan <>

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It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!


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Release Date:

19 September 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las aventuras de Superman  »

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(104 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)| (Western Electric Recording)


(1952-1954)| (1955-1958)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the early episodes, George Reeves wore glasses without lenses in them when he played Clark Kent. As he got older Reeves eventually needed a real prescription for eyeglasses, so he began wearing his own glasses, as can be seen in many later episodes when you can see the stage lights being reflected off the lenses. See more »


Whenever the Man of Steel faces thugs and they shoot at him, he stands still as bullets bounce off of his chest; but when they run out of bullets and throw their guns at him in desperation, he ducks. See more »


[to Lois Lane]
Clark Kent: This is a job for Superman... I mean, I've got to find him!
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Referenced in Stargate SG-1: Metamorphosis (2003) See more »

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The REAL Superman
17 October 2005 | by (Santa Clara, CA) – See all my reviews

George Reeves in my heart will always be the First and True SUPERMAN and I am so happy they are FINALLY putting this Great series on DVD! I Only hope they do It Justice ( The American way) and do not cut corners and let us finally see this series UN CUT so those who grew up watching and loving every episode will again be able to relive their childhood in all its splendor! George Reeves as Superman portrayed it not campy as Batman would later emerge doing, but with a message and values that were good and moral and he made you believe there WAS a Superman! When I was about 5 years old, I was hit by a car and bedridden for several months, my mom would tell me everyday sitting on my bed what happened on Superman and at that age gave me the strength to get better and stronger sooner so I could watch the show myself. I will always treasure these episodes though in its later years got to be a bit corny they still me me feel so good inside and now that I am in my fifty's, I can enjoy this series even better on a BIGGER TV and better sound system! Pure Heaven.

Long Live the Adventures of Superman and may all 104 episodes be released soon! ZDFORME

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