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Eleventh Hour (1942)

While Clark Kent is in wartime Japan, Superman becomes a saboteur.

Directors:

Dan Gordon, Willard Bowsky (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Jerry Siegel (comic strip created by: Superman) (as Jerome Siegel), Joe Shuster (comic strip created by: Superman) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Joan Alexander ... Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
Jackson Beck Jackson Beck ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Bud Collyer ... Clark Kent / Superman (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Japanese Guard / Japanese Official / American Reporter (voice) (uncredited)
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Somehow, reporters Clark and Lois manage to visit wartime Japan. While there, Superman commits a little sabotage...at 11:00 each night. Of course, this endangers Lois... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Genres:

Animation | Short | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La hora de la verdad See more »

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Production Co:

Famous Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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[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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Follows Showdown (1942) See more »

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More Powerful Than The Pounding Surf
3 June 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A SUPERMAN Cartoon.

Every night at the ELEVENTH HOUR, Superman engages in another act of sabotage against the Imperial Japanese Navy in Yokohama. But now the enemy has kidnapped intrepid girl reporter Lois Lane & will execute her the very next time the Man of Steel strikes...

This was another in the series of excellent cartoons initially created by Max Fleischer for Paramount Studio. They feature great animation and taut, fast-moving plots. Meant to be shown in movie theaters, they are miles ahead of their Saturday Morning counterparts. Bud Collyer is the voice of Superman; Joan Alexander does the honors for Lois Lane.


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