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

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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Credited cast:
Stuart Goetz ...
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Danny Goldman ...
Newsroom Copy Boy
Ray Clive
MIT Technician
Allen Ludden ...
Narrator (voice)
Irene Tedrow ...
Lois Lane (as Lesley Warren)


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!





Release Date:

21 February 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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1.33 : 1
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It's Superman
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Sung by Lesley Ann Warren
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Good show, clever lyrics
3 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

The Broadway show was not the greatest contribution to the Superman myth, but it was enjoyable. Peggy Lee recorded "You've Got Possibilities" but I don't remember if that was the one I heard several times on the radio. The show had many clever lyrics. My favorite was "It's a satisfying feeling when you hang up your cape/to know that you've averted murder, larceny, and rape!" And the rhyme of "quite a dish" with "solid as a knish." And in "Revenge," where Prof. Sedgwick bemoans being passed over for the Nobel Prize, laments: ....They gave the prize to Harold Urey./The shocking thing about the matter is/My heavy hydrogen was heavier than his! And plenty more. I remember many of the songs pretty well, almost 40 years later.

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