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Superman and the Mole-Men ()


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When underground beings explore the surface world from a deep oil well and inadvertantly cause a panic, only Superman can prevent a tragedy.

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Superman / Clark Kent
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Lois Lane
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Luke Benson
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Bill Corrigan
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Pop Shannon (as J. Farrell Macdonald)
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The Sheriff
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John Craig
Hal K. Dawson ...
Chuck Weber
Phil Warren ...
Deputy Jim
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Hospital Superintendent
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Child
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Dr. Reed (uncredited)
John T. Bambury ...
Mole-Man (uncredited)
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Eddie (uncredited)
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Mole-Man (uncredited)
Russell Custer ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Mrs. Benson (uncredited)
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Jeff Reagan (uncredited)
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Doc Saunders (uncredited)
Jack Lomas ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Adrienne Marden ...
Nurse Ronson (uncredited)
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Mole-Man (uncredited)
Irene Martin ...
Esther Pomfrey (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Matt (uncredited)
Johnny Roventini ...
Mole-Man (uncredited)

Directed by

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Lee Sholem

Written by

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Robert Maxwell ... (original screenplay) (as Richard Fielding)
 
Joe Shuster ... (characters) (uncredited)
 
Jerry Siegel ... (characters) (uncredited)

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Barney A. Sarecky ... producer

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Darrell Calker

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Clark Ramsey ... (cameraman)

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Albrecht Joseph ... (as Al Joseph)

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Ernst Fegté ... (as Ernst Fegte)

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Harry Thomas ... makeup artist

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Arthur Hammond ... assistant director

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George Bahr ... property master

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Buford F. Hayes ... sound cutter (as Bud Hayes)
Harry Smith ... sound engineer

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Ray Mercer ... special effects

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Clark Ramsey ... camera operator (uncredited)

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Izzy Berne ... wardrobe

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Walter Greene ... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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Stephen Carr ... dialogue director (as Steve Carr)
Mary Chaffee ... script clerk
Stephen Carr ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Whitney Ellsworth ... script supervisor (uncredited) / story editor (uncredited)
Robert Maxwell ... script supervisor (uncredited) / story editor (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Reporters Clark Kent and Lois Lane arrive in the small town of Silsby to witness the drilling of the world's deepest oil well. The drill, however, has penetrated the underground home of a race of small, furry people who then come to the surface at night to look around. The fact that they glow in the dark scares the townfolk, who form a mob, led by the vicious Luke Benson, intent on killing the strange people. Only Superman has a chance to prevent this tragedy. Written by Doug Sederberg

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Also Known As
  • The Unknown People (United States)
  • Superman and the Strange People (United States)
  • Superman et les nains de l'enfer (France)
  • Superman - Der Film (Germany)
  • Superman y los hombre topo (Spain)
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  • 58 min
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Budget $275,000 (estimated)

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Trivia This was the first feature-length film based on DC Comics (although others such as Batman and even Superman himself had had theatrical serials). See more »
Goofs Obvious bald caps on the Mole Men. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Unknown People: Part I (1953). See more »
Quotes Superman: You're not going to shoot those little creatures. In the first place, they haven't done you any harm. In the second place, they may be radioactive.
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