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Atom Man vs. Superman (1950)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | 20 July 1950 (USA)
Superman battles Lex Luthor who is using a teleportation device and a new identity as Atom Man in his criminal plans.

Director:

Spencer Gordon Bennet (as Spencer Bennet)

Writers:

George H. Plympton (screenplay by), Joseph F. Poland (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kirk Alyn ... Superman / Clark Kent
Noel Neill ... Lois Lane
Lyle Talbot ... Luthor / The Atom Man
Tommy Bond ... Jimmy Olsen
Pierre Watkin ... Perry White
Jack Ingram ... Foster
Don C. Harvey ... Albor (as Don Harvey)
Rusty Wescoatt Rusty Wescoatt ... Carl
Terry Frost ... Baer
Wally West ... Dorr [Chs. 1, 6, 9]
Paul Stader Paul Stader ... Lawson [Chs. 1-4] (as Paul Strader)
George Robotham George Robotham ... Earl [Chs. 10-12]
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Superman battles Lex Luthor who is using a teleportation device and a new identity as Atom Man in his criminal plans.

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Taglines:

Based on the SUPERMAN adventure feature appearing in SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS magazines and in daily and Sunday newspapers coast to coast, Adapted from the SUPERMAN radio program, (all original posters and ads) See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Homem Atómico Contra o Super-Homem See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lex Luthor was in neither the animated shorts nor the later TV series starring George Reeves; Lyle Talbot was the first actor to ever play the character. See more »

Goofs

At the climax of chapter twelve, the villains turn their heat ray on the Daily Planet building, causing all the mechanical devices to spark. As Clark Kent, Kirk Alyn shields his face, but the radio on his desk fails to give off any sparks. See more »

Quotes

[to the reckless Lois Lane]
Jimmy Olsen: I hope you know what *we're* doing!
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GREAT!!!!!
24 April 2000 | by mst86See all my reviews

There are few sequels that are ever as good as the original. This is one of them. The only real difference between the two is that the special effects in this one are better. The story leaps right into the action, with the city of Metropolis being hit by a crime wave. One man is behind all this crime, the evil Lex Luthor. Superman battles Lex Luthor and his alter ego the Atom Man through 15 fun and exciting chapters.

Superman does a lot in this serial. Can he save Metropolis from a deadly flood? Can Superman escape the Empty Doom? Will Superman's real identity be released to the public? Will Lois Lane go to work for the Lex Luthor? Find out this and more in ATOM MAN VS. SUPERMAN

I give it 10/10. It's perfect.

(Note: Look at the close-up shots of Kirk Alyn flying as Superman. The 'S' on the Superman uniform is backwards.)


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