CUT TO: 50 INT. TRAIN COMPARTMENT - DAY The parents of the little girl are the same couple we saw in the opening Pan Shot of the movie, cooing over their baby. They are six years older now, as is the little girl. She is LOIS LANE. LOIS (turning to her folks, amazed) Golly!
FATHER Did you say something, Lois? LOIS (excited) I saw a boy running as fast as the train! Faster even!
MOTHER (affectionate sigh) Lois Lane, you do have a gift for invention, I'll say that for you.
LOIS But -
FATHER Read your book, dear.
Resigned to not being believed, she goes back to a "Bobbsy Twins" book. "
"Faster than a speeding bullet!" Clark Kent catches a bullet. Superman flies last enough to break the time barrier, which is considerably faster than a speeding bullet.
"More powerful than a locomotive!" Superman supports a train on his back. Superman moves tectonic plates bare handedly.
""Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!" Superman catches a falling Lois Lane and helicopter and replaces them on top of the Daily Planet in a single motion.
"Superman! Strange visitor from a distant planet." The infant Kal-El is sent to Terra from the dying Krypton, is raised by Jonathan and Martha Kent, and becomes Superman
"Superman! Who can change the course of mighty rivers;" Superman dams up a flooding river.
"Bend steel in his bare hands;" Superman bends the steel railroad rails in his bare hands.
"And who, disguised as Clark Kent," Technically, he is Clark Kent; the Kent's adopted him and named him Clark.
"Fights a never ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way!" Superman literally tells that to Lois Lane as his mission statement... and adds that he never lies.