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Release Date:
7 September 1974 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A young boy, able to transform into the superhero Captain Marvel, travels the country fighting evil. Full summary »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 18)
Michael Gray ... Billy Batson (28 episodes, 1974-1976)

Les Tremayne ... Mentor (28 episodes, 1974-1976)
Jackson Bostwick ... Captain Marvel (17 episodes, 1974-1975)
John Davey ... Captain Marvel (11 episodes, 1975-1976)
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Series Directed by
Hollingsworth Morse (3 episodes, 1974-1976)

Robert Chenault (unknown episodes)
Robert Douglas (unknown episodes)
Henry J. Lange Jr. (unknown episodes)
Arnold Laven (unknown episodes)
Chuck Menville (unknown episodes)
Arthur H. Nadel (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Paolo Orsini (2 episodes, 1974-1976)

C.C. Beck (unknown episodes)
Susan Dworski (unknown episodes)
Donald F. Glut (unknown episodes)
Jack Kaplan (unknown episodes)
Jack Mendelsohn (unknown episodes)
Chuck Menville (unknown episodes)
Marianne Mosner (unknown episodes)
Arthur H. Nadel (unknown episodes)
Olga Simms (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Norm Prescott .... executive producer (28 episodes, 1974-1976)
Lou Scheimer .... executive producer (28 episodes, 1974-1976)
Len Janson .... associate producer (15 episodes, 1974)
Chuck Menville .... associate producer (15 episodes, 1974)
Arthur H. Nadel .... producer (3 episodes, 1975-1976)
Richard M. Rosenbloom .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1975-1976)

Robert Chenault .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Ray Ellis (28 episodes, 1974-1976)
Norm Prescott (28 episodes, 1974-1976)
 
Series Cinematography by
Robert F. Sparks (1 episode, 1976)
 
Series Film Editing by
Stanley Rabjohn (unknown episodes)
Ray Williford (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Meryl O'Loughlin (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Thalia Phillips (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Robert Sidell .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henry J. Lange Jr. .... assistant director (1 episode, 1976)

William McGarry .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Fred Westcott .... property master (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
William Randall .... sound (1 episode, 1976)
 
Series Stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Kahlo .... key grip (1 episode, 1976)
Drain M. Marshall .... gaffer (1 episode, 1976)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bill Moore .... editorial supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Dale Henry .... transportation manager (1 episode, 1976)
 
Series Other crew
Don Christensen .... creative director (28 episodes, 1974-1976)

Richard Briggs .... production executive (unknown episodes)
Carmine Infantino .... creative consultant: National Periodical (unknown episodes)
Thomas LaBelle .... educational advisor (unknown episodes)
Gloria Powell .... educational advisor (unknown episodes)
Marshall J. Wolins .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (28 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Because this show and "Isis" (1975) were produced by the same company, both shows would often have crossover episodes.See more »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Billy Batson:Oh, Elders, fleet and strong and wise, appear before my seeking eyes!
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Soundtrack:
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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Captain Marvel triggered the production of Superman: The Movie, 8 March 2003
Author: Mike-309 from Guatemala City, Guatemala

Back in the mid-70's, Captain Marvel became the sensation of superheroes on TV. It had mysticism, morale and emotion; even though, Captain Marvel never fought against a foe that could match his abilities. And the special effects were cheap, considering the time it was made.

The storyline was much more interesting. Billy Batson was privileged by receiving the combined powers of the Six Wise Immortals: Solomon, Hercules, Agamenon, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury. Each one gave him respectively: wisdom, strength, courage, stamina, invulnerability, and speed. He only had to invoke the acrostic of their names: SHAZAM!, and he transformed himself into the Mightiest Mortal of Earth (with Superman-like powers, without the inconvenience of kryptonite).

Alongside him, was Mentor (who probably was a former receiver of the powers). Both of them traveled through the country, helping the ones in need.

The most interesting part came when Captain Marvel and Isis (a "sister" TV show) made cameos in their respective TV shows. It was nice to see both characters working together, and helping each other when the situation was getting out of hand.

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