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Showdown (1942)

A crook dressed as Superman commits a series of robberies. The real Superman must work fast to counter the bad publicity.

Director:

Izzy Sparber (as I. Sparber)

Writers:

Jerry Siegel (comic strip created by: Superman) (as Jerome Siegel), Joe Shuster (comic strip created by: Superman) | 1 more credit »
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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 ... Office Boy / Fake Superman (voice) (uncredited)
Julian Noa Julian Noa ... Boss (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

"Friend turned foe" reads the newspaper headline. But Lois Lane suspects there's more to the story of Superman turning into a jewel thief and bank robber. And, of course, Clark Kent, knows it can't be true. But someone is out there committing crimes--and he's doing it dressed like Superman. Clark Kent finally meets the impostor at the opera. And that's where the impostor meets the real Superman. Catching the low-class crook is easy. But behind the cheap gangster is a powerful crime boss. And he proves more resourceful than his stooge. Written by J. Spurlin

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Animation | Short | Crime

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El duelo 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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This marks the first time on screen when a villain shoots at Superman, realizes his bullets are ineffective and decides to throw his gun at Superman as an alternate form of attack. 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 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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Connections

Follows Superman (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Ah, So Pure!
From "Martha"
Written by Friedrich von Flotow
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Faster Than A Streak Of Lightning
3 June 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A SUPERMAN Cartoon.

Someone, disguised as Superman, is pulling off a series of daring robberies throughout Metropolis and it's time for the real Man of Steel to force a SHOWDOWN with the Big Boss behind it all...

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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