Adventures of Superman: Season 1, Episode 20

The Riddle of the Chinese Jade (30 Jan. 1953)

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Harry Wong, manager of Lu Song's antique store, decides to help thief John Greer steal a priceless jade statue from Song. Although no one is supposed to get hurt, the plan changes when ... See full summary »

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Harry Wong
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Harry Wong, manager of Lu Song's antique store, decides to help thief John Greer steal a priceless jade statue from Song. Although no one is supposed to get hurt, the plan changes when Song's niece Lily witnesses the robbery and is kidnapped by Greer. Superman, who, as Clark Kent, is interviewing Song for the scoop on his donating the statue to a museum, must solve the crime. Written by page8701

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Victor Sen Yung (Harry Wong) later played Hop Sing, the Cartwright's cook, on Bonanza. See more »

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An early episode and engaging story.
10 November 2014 | by (working in Movieland) – See all my reviews

Adventures of Superman, TV show. *Spoiler/plot- The Riddle of the Jade Figurine (1953). This story involves an Asian older antique shopkeeper gentleman owns a extremely valuable jade goddess figurine. The goddess represents 'peace'. The Daily Planet reporters are doing as story on him, the goddess, and his giving the jade artifact to the US National Museum as 'a thanks' for all that the USA has done for him. Another Asian younger man is dating the gentleman's younger niece and is scheming to steal the jade piece with a crook's help. The theft occurs and Inspector Henderson & Superman solve the crime.

*Special Stars- George Reeves, Jack Larson, Phyllis Coats, John Hamilton, Robert Shayne, Victor Sen Young.

*Theme- Covet not the items of thy neighbor.

*Trivia/location/goofs- B & W, TV show, first season TV episode. Shot at Culver Studios and around Hollywood, California. Phyllis Coats plays an early Lois Lane in this story and received co-star credits with George Reeves.

*Emotion- An early episode and engaging story of mythical superhero's work on planet Earth.

*Based On- D.C. Comics Superman legend.


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