Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
7.4/10
90
3 user 2 critic

Mystery of the Broken Statues 

A notorious con artist and his thugs are going to all the antique shops in town, buying cheap figurines, and smashing them. Clark and Lois assume that they are looking for something hidden inside the figurines, so they investigate.

Director:

(as Tommy Carr)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat

 | 

July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith, including Saturday's live event.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
...
Jimmy Olsen (credit only)
...
Perry White (credit only)
...
...
Paul Marden (as Tris Coffin)
...
Maurice Cass ...
Owner of Ellie's Gift Shop
Phillip Pine ...
Dorn, Marden's associate
Edit

Storyline

A notorious con artist and his thugs are going to all the antique shops in town, buying cheap figurines, and smashing them. Clark and Lois assume that they are looking for something hidden inside the figurines, so they investigate.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 October 1952 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The plot is based on Sherlock Holmes's "Adventure of the Six Napoleons" by Arthur Conan Doyle. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Neat Mystery
27 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Richard laid out the plot pretty well. I have no argument with that part of what he said. But I believe that in this case the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Yes, the premise is somewhat absurd. Why wouldn't the crooks use a process that would keep the cops from finding out ?

This episode was done in 1951. Television was in its infancy. The writers knew nothing about writing for television. (That's all TV writers, although they didn't all come from the same roots.) These writers had all cut their teeth writing B movies in the 40s. So The Adventures of Superman -- especially in the first season -- consisted primarily of 25-minute B movies, many of them film noir. But they do ask you to suspend disbelief. In this case, they ask you to grant them the absurd premise, because if you do they will weave a cute little mystery.

So I give this one an "A" for effort. And if the initial premise is a bit far fetched, it lets them tell a good story.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?