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Writers:
Mike Marmer (written by) &
Peter Gallay (written by)
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Release Date:
18 January 1979 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A teamup of some of DC Comics' greatest superheroes together, for 2 specials: a race to stop the united supervillains' plot to destroy the earth, then later a roast in tribute to all of the heroes hosted by Ed McMahon. Full summary »
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Legends Of The Superheroes DVD Review
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Review: 'Legends of the Superheroes'
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Cast

 (Series Cast) (in credits order)
Jeff Altman ... The Weather Wizard

Charlie Callas ... Sinestro
Gabriel Dell ... Mordru (as Gabe Dell)

Frank Gorshin ... The Riddler

Howard Morris ... Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana
Mickey Morton ... Solomon Grundy

William Schallert ... Retired Man / Scarlet Cyclone

Burt Ward ... Robin

Adam West ... Batman
Garrett Craig ... Captain Marvel
Howard Murphy ... Green Lantern
Bill Nuckols ... Hawkman
Rod Haase ... The Flash
Barbara Joyce ... The Huntress

Ruth Buzzi ... Aunt Minerva

Pat Carroll ... Esther Hall, Hawkman's mother
June Gable ... Rhoda Rooter

Brad Sanders ... Ghetto Man
Alfie Wise ... The Atom
A'leisha Brevard ... Giganta (as A'leshia Brevard)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ed McMahon ... Host

Gary Owens ... Narrator (voice)
Marsha Warfield ... Woman in phone booth (uncredited)
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Directed by
Bill Carruthers 
Chris Darley 
 
Writing credits
Mike Marmer (written by) &
Peter Gallay (written by)

C.C. Beck  Captain Marvel and Sivana characters (uncredited)
Bob Kane  characters: Batman, Robin, Riddler (uncredited)
Gil Kane  characters: Green Lantern, Atom, Sinestro (uncredited)
Bob Layton  character: Huntress (uncredited)
Paul Levitz  character: Huntress (uncredited)
Joe Staton  character: Huntress (uncredited)

Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer
Bill Carruthers .... producer
Joel Stein .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Beal 
Fred Werner 
 
Film Editing by
Andy Shubert 
 
Casting by
Lee Schaff Guardino 
 
Costume Design by
Warden Neil 
 
Production Management
Louis M. Heyward .... executive in charge of production (as Louis M. 'Deke' Hayward)
 
Music Department
John Beal .... composer: additional music
John Beal .... orchestrator
John Rosenberg .... orchestra contractor
 

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100 min
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Trivia:
In the scene where Retired Man/Scarlet Cyclone gets awarded with a pocket watch, Scarlet Cyclone reads the wrong side of the watch revealing the name of the company that made it, Boluva. (The new DVD release from Warner Archive has edited Boluva out.)See more »
Quotes:
Batman:Fellow Superheroes or, in deference to the ladies, Super Persons, we are gathered here tonight to pay tribute to one of our former colleagues, and perhaps the greatest Superhero of all. When many of us were, ahem, still in short leotards, this man was saving the world virtually single handedly. Lets have a warm, Super welcome for: Retired Man.See more »
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Do I remember the Flash stopping at a hot dog stand?, 28 January 2001
Author: Psykotik Rex (psykotikrex@hotmail.com) from United States of New Jersey

I think I had to sneak watch this because I was not allowed to watch TV the night this was on. I am interested in getting a copy of this bizarre bit of remembered childhood, so if any info is available, please e-mail me. As to the show, I was 5-7 years old at the time, but I loved it. And I am not much more mature now, so...

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