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"Adventures of Superman" Through the Time Barrier (1955)

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Original Air Date:
23 April 1955 (Season 3, Episode 1)
A nutty professor uses his time machine to send Clark, Lois, Jimmy, Perry and himself back to 50,000 B.C., along with a notorious gangster who decides he likes prehistoric times. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

George Reeves ... Superman / Clark Kent

Jack Larson ... Jimmy Olsen

Noel Neill ... Lois Lane

John Hamilton ... Perry White

Robert Shayne ... Inspector Henderson (credit only)

Sterling Holloway ... Prof. Twiddle
James Hyland ... Turk Jackson (as Jim Hyland)

Florence Lake ... Cave Woman
Ed Hinton ... Cave Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bill Kennedy ... Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Harry W. Gerstad 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David T. Chantler  writer (as David Chantler)

Produced by
Whitney Ellsworth .... producer
Clem Beauchamp .... associate producer (uncredited)
Robert H. Justman .... associate producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Harold E. Stine (director of photography) (as Harold Stine)
Film Editing by
Sam E. Waxman  (as Sam Waxman)
Art Direction by
Lucius O. Croxton (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Gustaf Norin .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Clem Beauchamp .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Pommer .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jean L. Speak .... sound engineer
Special Effects by
Thol Simonson .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Jack R. Glass .... photographic effects
Music Department
Leon Klatzkin .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Other crew
David S. Garber .... production coordinator
Winnie Rich .... script supervisor
Mort Weisinger .... story editor
Mort Weisinger .... script supervisor (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Roy Chanslor 
Jay Morton  contributing writer

Other Companies

Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

This was the first episode filmed in color.See more »
[first lines]
Jimmy Olsen:Are you lookin' for someone?
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Cheesy First Color Episode, 6 February 2015
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

I wonder why Sterling Holloway's absent minded professor character isn't recognized by the other characters in this episode. He is still as unbalanced as ever and was featured twice. He brings a time machine to the Daily Planet offices and is ridiculed by a career gangster and humored by the others. The machine works and they are transported back to the dawn of man. The crook tries to take over and the professor reveals he can only go back in time, so they are stuck there. There are numerous sight gags where they are forced to wear animal skins. Perry White has a pair of red long johns on under his. Lois looks very nice. It is a battle to find a mineral that the professor needs to reverse the time sequence. Of course, since Clark is there, Superman is there, but he is incapable of going forward in time. There's a lot of explaining. The whole thing is really for laughs.

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