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Japoteurs (1942)

Superman vs. Japanese spies hijacking a new super-bomber.

Director:

Seymour Kneitel

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 / Japanese Hijacker (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Press Tour Guide (voice) (uncredited)
Sam Parker Sam Parker ... (voice) (uncredited)
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American industry builds a gigantic new bomber and Lois Lane stows away on the test flight; little does she suspect, Japanese spies are aboard to hijack the giant. Superman to the rescue? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Japanilaiset See more »

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

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Color (Technicolor)
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The title is a combination of the French word saboteur and the shortened form for one of the Axis Powers in World War II, the Japanese. See more »

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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 speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to soar higher than any plane, 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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Alternate Versions

Some prints (seen on early video releases) clumsily edit in between the opening credits and the 'Faster Than A Speeding Bullet' sequence the Krypton intro seen in Superman. This may have been done to herald the start of a second run of episodes, though it is not there on pristine prints. It also caused some home video companies to incorrectly put this as the first episode. See more »

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Follows The Bulleteers (1942) See more »

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Ooooooo, those evil Japoteurs!
20 October 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Japoteurs" is interesting because now, suddenly, Superman can fly. In the earliest Fleischer Brothers Superman cartoons, he could only JUMP. Big jumps, but certainly not flying. But, soon he added a new ability to his repertoire and so the intro was changed and he flies about in this one in order to thwart evil Japanese espionage.

The cartoon begins with an announcement that the Americans now have made a super-bomber--one that is pretty ridiculous as it's about 5 to 10 times bigger than a B-17 bomber! But, the evil Japanese spies are lurking behind every corner and soon sneak aboard the plane. And, Lois being a complete moron, she also sneaks aboard and is soon about to be killed for her trouble. Of course, Superman saves her and the city is grateful...and Lois has learned absolutely nothing.

This is an interesting curio, as it shows us the sort of propaganda they used in the States to bolster the war effort. Reinforcing the notion that enemy agents are lurking behind EVERY corner, the show drives home the less than subtle message with extremely nice animation.


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