A movie is being filmed about mobster Luigi Dinelli. The film is based on a series of articles that Clark Kent wrote for the Daily Planet. Dinelli is more than displeased. He orders a hit ... See full summary »

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A movie is being filmed about mobster Luigi Dinelli. The film is based on a series of articles that Clark Kent wrote for the Daily Planet. Dinelli is more than displeased. He orders a hit on Clark before the reporter and Inspector Henderson can leave for Hollywood to observe filming. Later, an actor on the movie is killed when real ammunition has been substituted for blanks. Clark, in both his civilian and Superman identities, works to put Dinelli away for good. Written by Bill Koenig

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Although her name is listed in the end credits, 'Phyllis Coates' does not actually appear in this episode. See more »

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Best Superman episode.
6 July 2006 | by (Planet Earth) – See all my reviews

When I was between the ages of 7-10, I lived in a little town of Algonac, Michigan, where I spent 3 of the best, perhaps the 3 best years of my life. Therefore, practically all memories from this time frame are favorable. The episodes from the TV Adventures of Superman are no exception.

I am especially drawn to Czar of the Underworld. Why, I am not really sure. Perhalps part of this is due to the fact that part of this episode shows behind the scenes of film making when Clark Kent and Inspector Henderson go to Hollywood to help make a movie exposing a crime czar.

I also liked it when Inspector Henderson hung up on Perry White, the editor of the Daily Planet.

Not too difficult to tell the good guys from the bad guys (except for the surprise ending).

Anyway, the bad guys are not eulogized. This is especially true at beginning of the episode where the phone call from Clark Kent's office, which included Inspector Henderson's caustic remarks to the bad guy crime king pin (The Czar of the Underworld).

Also, I believe there is a mistake stating that Phyllis Coates (Lois Lane) and Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen) did not appear in this episode. I don't think Phyllis Coates appeared in this episode, but Jack Larson did when he barged into Perry White's (John Hamilton) office with the teletype of actor Alan Dexter's murder at the National Studios in Los Angeles. Then Perry White started yelling at Olsen, "Just wait until I get Kent on the phone! Just wait!"


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