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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 Clark Kent / ... (104 episodes, 1952-1958)
Bill Kennedy ...
 Announcer / ... (104 episodes, 1952-1958)
John Hamilton ...
 Perry White (102 episodes, 1952-1958)
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 Jimmy Olsen / ... (101 episodes, 1952-1958)
Robert Shayne ...
 Inspector Henderson / ... (90 episodes, 1952-1958)
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 Lois Lane (78 episodes, 1953-1958)
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Storyline

"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 <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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


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19 September 1952 (USA)  »

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Las aventuras de Superman  »

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(104 episodes)

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(RCA Sound System)| (Western Electric Recording)

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(1952-1954)| (1955-1958)

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1.33 : 1
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George Reeves (Clark Kent / Superman) was the only actor to appear in all 104 episodes of the series. See more »

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With the switch to more expensive color film in 1954, there was a mandate to shoot no more new effects scenes than absolutely necessary. Most Superman-in-flight footage was filmed right-to-left. When the plot unavoidably required Superman to fly in the opposite direction, the footage was "flipped," as can be detected by the reversal of the "S" chest emblem. Another explanation is that George Reeves' "body pan' was attached to a pole that was blocked from view by his body. Unfortunately it was attached on only on his right side. If he had to be shown flying in the opposite direction the film had to be reversed. This not only occurred in the colour episodes, but the black and white ones as well. See more »

Quotes

[to Lois Lane]
Clark Kent: This is a job for Superman... I mean, I've got to find him!
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Edited into Superman Flies Again (1954) See more »

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They don't make TV series like this anymore
19 April 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

I remember watching several episodes of The Adventures of Superman when the BBC screened some of them during the summer school holidays around 1987/88. An episode of this usually followed Gentle Ben and Silas (these were on around two or three times a week) but Superman was on, if I remember right, everyday. So a good 90 minutes of entertainment some mornings.

Superman/Clarke Kent was played by George Reeves who is certainly no relation to the late Christopher Reeve who starred in the four Superman movies which some people seem to think so (the surnames are different). Louis Lane was played by Phyllis Coates and later Noel Neill.

We usually had a different story each episode although some episodes were two parters.

It would be nice to see some episodes of The adventures of Superman again. They don't make 'em like this anymore.


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