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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"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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1.33 : 1
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John Hamilton died after the sixth season. For the planned seventh season, Pierre Watkin, who played Perry White in Atom Man vs. Superman (1950), was going to replace Hamilton, but Reeves died before the seventh season was to be produced. See more »

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In the opening credits the crowd is looking up in into the sky and four of them say (one line each): "It's a bird (male voice). It's a plane (female voice). It's Superman (male voice)." However, none of the people in the crowd actually can be seen saying these lines. See more »

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[to Lois Lane]
Clark Kent: This is a job for Superman... I mean, I've got to find him!
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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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