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Destruction Inc. (1942)

Superman versus saboteurs at the Metropolis Munitions Plant.


Izzy Sparber (as I. Sparber), Dave Fleischer (uncredited) | 1 more credit »


Jerry Siegel (Superman comic strip created by) (as Jerome Siegel), Joe Shuster (comic strip created by: Superman) | 1 more credit »




Uncredited cast:
Joan Alexander ... Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
Jackson Beck Jackson Beck ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Bud Collyer ... Clark Kent / Superman (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Radio Newscaster / Louis (voice) (uncredited)
Julian Noa Julian Noa ... Chief Thug (voice) (uncredited)


A murder at the Metropolis Munitions plant draws Lois Lane into the thick of a sabotage plot; she ends up inside a torpedo about to be tested. Meanwhile, where is Superman? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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During the factory chase Lois' shirt changes from a medium tan to brown briefly. See more »


[first lines]
Voices: Up in the sky, look! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!
Narrator: Faster than a streak of lightning! More powerful than the pounding surf! Mightier than a roaring hurricane! This amazing stranger from the planet Krypton, The Man of Steel: Superman! Possessing remarkable physical strength, Superman fights a never-ending battle for truth and justice, disguised as a mild-mannered newspaper reporter, Clark Kent.
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Superman vs more saboteurs
15 December 2013 | by utgard14See all my reviews

I love the Fleischer Superman cartoons. The animation is smooth and fluid with vivid colors. The distinct art-deco style, vintage science fiction imagery, and use of noirish shadows gave them a look unlike any other cartoons. The music and voicework is superb. They're fun, accessible, enduring animation classics. While this is a cartoon from Fleischer Studios' successor, Famous Studios, it still tries to maintain the Fleischer style.

Thirteenth in the series starts off with a cool-looking sequence of an arm sinking into a marsh as a car speeds away. A night watchman at a munitions plant has been murdered, so Lois & Clark go undercover to find out what happened. Turns out some of the plant workers are saboteurs. Lois overhears their plot but is discovered. They shove her into a torpedo that will explode when tested. The torpedo is sent to the firing range and Superman must race to save Lois in time.

The best part is when the saboteurs are chasing Lois, as well as the intriguing opening scene. Other than that, this is another straightforward WW2 saboteur story.

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Release Date:

25 December 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Destrucción incorporada See more »

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Famous Studios See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)


Color (Technicolor)
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