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It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (1975)

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TV adaptation of the campy 1960s Broadway musical about the Man of Steel, his friends, his enemies, and his self-image problems.

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TV adaptation of the campy 1960s Broadway musical about the Man of Steel, his friends, his enemies, and his self-image problems.

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The funniest Superhero story ever!


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It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman  »

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Trivia

Lesley Ann Warren would later audition for the role of Lois Lane in Superman (1978) but lost it to Margot Kidder. See more »

Quotes

Superman: Lois is in danger, I must split!
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Featured in The Cinema Snob: Souperman (2013) See more »

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You've Got Possibilities
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Sung by Loretta Swit
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Not as bad as people are led to believe
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The Broadway production was named in the Broadway ten best list for that year. You've got Possibilities was recorded by Jane Morgan, Edie Gourme and Streisand. The staging was by the legendary director Hal Prince. The writers of the book enentually used some of their often humorous story as part of the screenplay that they eventually wrote for the Christopher Reeve film.

The TV production was unfortunate in being broadcast out of prime time, and it did look cheap. Best line ... when Perry White receives a news article from a reporter and says "Rosebud..a sled!!!! no one will believe that!". Was anyone paying attention? Why do people on this board keep saying there was no Perry White? Even the Broadway production had a Perry White, played byEric Mason. It was Hal Prince the director who replaced the character of Jimmy Olsen with a more mature pragnmatic character named Jim Morgan. This vharcter was cut from the TV production. Benton and Newman's main plot line and tongue in cheek humor are maintained in the Salkind film. The biggest objection to the Broadway show was it looked too much like Bye Bye Birdie, and the villains parts were bigger than Superman's or Lois Lane's.


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