Adventures of Superman: Season 1, Episode 25

The Unknown People: Part I (10 Aug. 1953)

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Clark Kent and Lois Lane travel to Silsby, Texas, site of the deepest well ever drilled. But when they arrive, the well is being shut down and the oil company manager present isn't saying ... See full summary »

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Clark Kent and Lois Lane travel to Silsby, Texas, site of the deepest well ever drilled. But when they arrive, the well is being shut down and the oil company manager present isn't saying why. Meanwhile, two short beings with large heads and furry hands come up from the well to explore. Luke Benson leads a mob of townspeople wanting to kill the "unknown people." Despite Superman's efforts to calm things down, the mob has tracked the two creatures to the top of a dam, trying to kill them. What the mob doesn't know is the creatures cause things they touch to glow in the dark -- and may be radioactive. Written by Bill Koenig

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The Most Dangerous Combination: Ignorance & Fear
31 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

THE WORLD'S DEEPEST Oil Well is the sight of sudden world-wide attention as there are reports of "Little People" emerging from out of the bowls of the Earth.

IN A CLASSIC PLOT theme, taken straight from those monster movies of the 1930's and '40's, the townsfolk become an unruly mob. Taking the Law into their own hands, they would as soon kill the diminutive beings as look at them.

BEING THE FIRST installment of what would be the only two-parter in the history of the ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, both episodes were edited from the 1951 Lippert Pictures release of SUPERMAN AND THE MOLE MEN. With a 58 minute running time, there wasn't much that wasn't used in the TV presentation.

THE EPISODES AND the theatrical presentation are notable for several reasons. It was the first tome assaying the roles of Superman and Lois Lane for both George Reeves as well as Phyllis Coates. It was the first theatrical feature film for the Man of Steel; as previous productions were either Cartoons or Serials.

IT ALSO HAD some very distinguished thespians in its cast. In addition to Stanley Andrews, J. Farrell McDonald and Frank Reicher, we have Jeff Corey. Though later blacklisted by Hollywood, he is considered to be truly an "Actor's Actor" and an outstanding instructor in the acting craft. (See our Review of Part 2, Please!)


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