Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
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Drums of Death 

When Jimmy and Perry White's sister go missing in Haiti while filming voodoo practitioners, Perry and Clark go looking for them.

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Superman / Clark Kent
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Lois Lane (credit only)
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Jimmy Olsen
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Perry White
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William Johnson / Legbo
Milton Wood ...
Mr. Barbarier
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Kate White
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Leland Masters
George Hamilton ...
Dr. Simon Jerrod
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When Jimmy and Perry White's sister go missing in Haiti while filming voodoo practitioners, Perry and Clark go looking for them.

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16 January 1953 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Kate White's footage only shows Legbo in the jungle surrounded by foliage but the still image Perry White takes from it shows Legbo standing in front of a cinder block wall. See more »

Crazy Credits

Phyllis Coates is listed as being in these episodes, but does not appear in either. See more »

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How Was the Shoe Polish Budget?
30 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

This episode involves a search for Perry White's daughter, a photographer, and Jimmy Olsen, who have been taking pictures in Haiti. So off go Perry and Clark. They suspect a guy whom they have a photo of, wearing a set of buffalo horns (probably from the trunk of a cheap Western because I swear I've seen it worn by actors playing Sitting Bull). Anyway, it appears that the duo has been captured by people supposedly practicing voodoo. There is more to it than that. There are some tense scenes where Clark wants to get into Superman mode but Perry demands that he hang around. Clark frequently needs to get away to save people, but he can't blow his cover. Eventually he's able to stay behind as Perry and an anthropologist head into the jungle. This episode employs the grape press, not unlike the room in Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum." From the very start it is so obvious that a white person is playing a black person. With all the other black actors, he stands out like a sore thumb.


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