Adventures of Superman: Season 1, Episode 7

The Birthday Letter (31 Oct. 1952)

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A crippled young girl writes Superman a letter asking him to take her to the fair for her birthday, but before he arrives she is kidnapped by a group of counterfeiters who need information that she has been given by mistake.

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Phyllis Coates ...
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Jimmy Olsen (credit only)
John Hamilton ...
Robert Shayne ...
Isa Ashdown ...
Kathy Williams
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Slugger
Maurice Marsac ...
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Nan Boardman ...
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Virginia Carroll ...
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Louis Mercier ...
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A crippled young girl writes Superman a letter asking him to take her to the fair for her birthday, but before he arrives she is kidnapped by a group of counterfeiters who need information that she has been given by mistake.

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Ashdown's character, Kathy Williams, is the first person to fly with Superman and in close-up on television. In production order, other flying scenes previous to this episode, on Season One, "Superman on Earth" and "The Human Bomb", used dummies in place of actors to rescue a falling person. See more »

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Pretty Sappy and Stupid
28 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A little crippled girl sends a letter to the Daily Planet saying she would like Superman to take her to the fair on her birthday so she can ride the merry-go-round and the roller coaster. The gang puts the plan in motion. Meanwhile, a criminal, making phone call to his compadres, accidentally calls the little girl and delivers a time and place for a meeting with counterfeiters. He is summarily shot and killed but because the message went to the wrong place (it should have been delivered by a monkey, like in a previous episode). These creeps send a guy (a totally idiot lunk) to masquerade as Superman (he has absolutely no resemblance) and kidnap the little girl. They want her to tell them what was said by the voice on the phone. They ply her with cake and ice cream and buy her presents. All they need is the message that was inadvertently given to her. When the rival newspaper gets wind that Superman is a kidnapper, it ticks off Clark Kent and he begins the process of finding the little girl. Once again, the crooks seem to complicate their lives with risky methods of getting messages out. Where is there a ventriloquists dummy when you need one.


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