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Adventures of Superman 

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The Man of Steel fights crime with help from his friends at the Daily Planet.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
George Reeves ...  Clark Kent / ... 104 episodes, 1952-1958
John Hamilton ...  Perry White 102 episodes, 1952-1958
Bill Kennedy ...  Announcer / ... 104 episodes, 1952-1958
Jack Larson ...  Jimmy Olsen / ... 101 episodes, 1952-1958
Robert Shayne ...  Inspector Henderson / ... 90 episodes, 1952-1958
Noel Neill ...  Lois Lane 78 episodes, 1953-1958
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Storyline

"Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings at a single bound!" Mild-mannered reporter for the Daily Planet is really the greatest superhero of them all who "fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way!" Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Taglines:

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adventures of Superman See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Superman Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(104 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)| Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Black and White (1952-1954)| Color (1955-1958)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Superman costume was padded to make it appear that George Reeves had greater bulk. However, Reeves himself did most of the stunts, which required impressive athletic ability including jumping from substantial heights (to simulate Superman landing in the frame), hitting a springboard with sufficient force to propel him out of frame (to simulate Superman taking off in flight), swinging through windows, and hours spent doing wire work and being in a body support platform to create the scenes of Superman flying. See more »

Goofs

In some shots where Superman used the springboard to leap out of frame, the tip of the springboard would bounce back up and appear at the very bottom of the frame. See more »

Quotes

[title sequence]
Announcer: Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!
Voices: Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!
Announcer: Yes, it's Superman, strange visitor from another planet, who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Superman, who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands, and who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper,...
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Alternate Versions

A series of feature films (usually running 77-78 minutes) were made by editing three television episodes together. See more »

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TV ICON!
10 February 2000 | by yenloSee all my reviews

It was a different time and different era when this now legendary program was first televised. Yes some of the episodes toward the end of the series are on the hokey and corny side. However this show is a part of television history. The opening credits with the great theme music always set the mood. My favorite was the two part ` The Unknown People' episode. Although I always thought Noel Neill was a cuter and sexier Lois Lane Phyllis Coates played the part to a T. Jack Larsons Jimmy Olsen idolized Clark Kent as a father figure like the character did in the comics. John Hamilton was superb as the gruff but understanding Perry White. Robert Shayne as Inspector Henderson who never solved a case by himself but did it matter? Then George Reeves. Other actors donned the costume through the years but George Reeves was and always will be Superman, and when you think about it that's not too shabby.


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