Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
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Test of a Warrior 

Aging Indian Chief Okatee (Ralph Moody) is in danger of being exiled by his tribe because of his inability to bring rain to his drought-stricken people. Superman (George Reeves) lends a ... See full summary »

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Aging Indian Chief Okatee (Ralph Moody) is in danger of being exiled by his tribe because of his inability to bring rain to his drought-stricken people. Superman (George Reeves) lends a helping hand by guiding Okatee through a grueling gauntlet--a test of strength and courage--that will enable him to maintain his power. And as for the rain? Well, fear not: Superman may have something up his sleeve to solve that problem as well. Written by anyamarie42

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28 May 1955 (USA)  »

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You Can Call Him 'Chief'
20 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This wasn't quite as entertaining as the first five episodes of season three but it wasn't bad, either. I picked up about 10 minutes into the 25-minute show once Jimmy and Lois visited the Indian camp where "Red Hawk" and his Indian tribe were holding their big test to see if Red Hawk's elderly father could pass and thus become the new chief. The son knew the test would kill his dad and enlisted the help of the Daily Planet crew hoping to have "The Great White Bird" (Superman) help his father.

Well, obviously that's what happens as the old man "Great Horse" faces impossible tasks that are, indeed, life-threatening. What happens, I will let you watch.

Comic moments are once again provided mainly by Jack Larson as Jimmy Olsen, whose first words after reaching camp are, "This is the life - Indians!" Later he tries to stall the ceremony by getting permission to go through the test first before the old man. Before he starts, he smokes the pipe, gags and is given his new Indian name: "Sogoal," meaning "Big Cough."

These episodes, even the weaker ones, are priceless. And - oh, yes, all the Native Americans in the show were about as "Indian" as I am.

There was a funny ending to this. White is awarded a headdress, puts it on, and Olsen yells, "Chief!" White, responds, "Don't call me......whoops, okay, it's all right this time, James."


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