Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
8.2/10
60
2 user 1 critic

The Boy Who Hated Superman 

Clark Kent temporarily takes in Frankie, a juvenile street tough who has hooked up with Duke, a criminal. Clark, in his civilian identity, is trying to set Frankie on the right path. But ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(as David Chantler)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
Inspector Henderson (credit only)
Tyler MacDuff ...
Frankie
...
...
Duke
Richard Reeves ...
Fixer (as Dick Reeves)
Charles Meredith ...
Judge Allen
Edit

Storyline

Clark Kent temporarily takes in Frankie, a juvenile street tough who has hooked up with Duke, a criminal. Clark, in his civilian identity, is trying to set Frankie on the right path. But Clark will have to do double duty, and utilize his Superman identity, in order to succeed. Written by Bill Koenig

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

9 January 1954 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jimmy can't believe that Frankie's suit cost $200. If adjusted for inflation, that amount would be equivalent to almost $1,250 in 2014 dollars. See more »

Quotes

Frankie: I'm must be going soft in the head when I start figurin' I got friends who'll stick by me.
Jimmy Olsen: Frankie I know it looks pretty awful but it's the only way I could figure to keep you from getting in real trouble.
Frankie: Why don't you try it on a violin.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
No Honor Among Thieves Is There?
3 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A young adult named Frankie is set to enter a lifetime of crime. He has been pretty much raised by his uncle who is a racketeer who is in prison. He has a hatred of the average life and especially Superman, who was instrumental in sending the uncle to prison. He is given directions to get enough money to break the guy out. Things turn positive for him when Clark Kent is given temporary guardianship. Frankie uses this to finagle his way into getting Clark and Jimmy to trust him. He steals incriminating documents from Clark's desk but Superman intervenes. This leads to plan B which is to actually spring the uncle. Unfortunately, or fortunately, he has to get help from the unscrupulous. There are some interesting scenes with Jimmy pretending to adopt Frankie's life style. The conclusion is pretty predictable, but it isn't bad.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?