Adventures of Superman: Season 1, Episode 26

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

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One of the "unknown people" is shot while atop a dam near Silsby, Texas. Superman catches him before he falls into water and takes him to the Silsby hospital. Superman, in his Clark Kent ... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Superman / Clark Kent (archive footage)
Lois Lane (archive footage)
Luke Benson (archive footage)
Walter Reed ...
Bill Corrigan (archive footage)
Jack Narz ...
Narrator (archive footage)
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Johnny Roventini ...
Mole-Man #4 (archive footage) (as Tony Boris uncredited)


One of the "unknown people" is shot while atop a dam near Silsby, Texas. Superman catches him before he falls into water and takes him to the Silsby hospital. Superman, in his Clark Kent identity, assists a doctor who operates on the creature. The doctor discovers his patient has all the organs and internal body structure as humans. Meanwhile, the Luke Benson-led mob tries to kill the other visitor from the center of the Earth. That creature escapes, later bringing up more of his people along with a weapon. Superman races to defuse an explosive situation. Written by Bill Koenig

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10 August 1953 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This episode, and the previous one, The Unknown People: Part I (#1.25), was originally part of theatrical film Superman and the Mole-Men (1951). The producers of the series later edited the film into episodes of the show. See more »


Lois Lane: It's almost as if they're saying: You live your lives and we'll live ours.
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Edited from Superman and the Mole-Men (1951) See more »


by Olivier Messiaen
[Brief quotation played on soundtrack as Superman absorbs energy bursts from the mole man's ray gun.]
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One of my oldest memories Mole Men
29 November 2014 | by (Pennsylvania, United States) – See all my reviews

Although I was born right around the time George Reeves died, I never knew that till years later. I guess my parents didn't want to have to explain to their child that The Man of Steel their son worshiped wasn't in fact Superman.

This episode(s) is probably the most memorable from when I watched the series in the 1960's. I felt so sorry for the Mole Men and to top it off they had to fight the frightened townsfolk off with a modified Vacuum Cleaner. Even as a kid I realized their weapon looked almost exactly like my Aunts Rug cleaning machine.

Like I said, I didn't not know till I was a teenager and had moved on to shows with Girls!!! that George Reeves had died. Would I have been such a devoted fan of this series....well, it is 50 years later and I am thrilled that it is back on TV where I can watch it all over again.

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