Adventures of Superman: Season 1, Episode 10

The Secret of Superman (17 Nov. 1952)

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Dr. H.L. Ort is using an advanced version of a truth serum to hypnotize employees of the Daily Planet in an attempt to discover Superman's secret identity.


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Episode cast overview:
Phyllis Coates ...
John Hamilton ...
Robert Shayne ...
Peter Brocco ...
Dr. H.L. Ort
Larry J. Blake ...
Rausch, the Henchman (as Larry Blake)
Helen Wallace ...
Mrs. Olsen, Jimmy's Mother
Joel Friedkin ...
Herman, the Waiter


Dr. H.L. Ort is using an advanced version of a truth serum to hypnotize employees of the Daily Planet in an attempt to discover Superman's secret identity.

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17 November 1952 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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An Interesting Premise
28 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The criminal element uses a drug that allows them to manipulate people. Kent finds Jimmy in a catatonic state. The crooks steal a secret file that Perry White keeps on Superman. White is then victimized by the same drug put in his coffee in a hotel room. The figure that Clark will be the next victim, so the pretend to fire him so he can act as a undercover destitute on the street. He wants to infiltrate the mob so he can put a stop to their activities. He is eventually reeled in, but, of course, he is Superman, and his zombie- like state may be an act. Of course, Lois decides to go it alone and rescue the big horn- rimmed lunk. Of course, Lois is tricked and drugged herself. She points out that Clark is never around when Superman appears. This one pretty much fizzles at the end in a dramatic letdown.

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