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Great Caesar's Ghost 

Everybody knows that the favorite expletive of "Daily Planet" reporter Perry White is "Great Caesar's Ghost!" With this in mind, imagine White's shock and dismay when he is confronted with ... See full summary »

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Harry Gerstad

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Jackson Gillis
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Episode credited cast:
George Reeves ... Superman / Clark Kent
Noel Neill ... Lois Lane
Jack Larson ... Jimmy Olsen
John Hamilton ... Perry White
Robert Shayne ... Inspector Henderson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Trevor Bardette ... Julius Caesar
Jackson Gillis Jackson Gillis
Jim Hayward Jim Hayward ... Member of Morley's Gang
Olaf Hytten Olaf Hytten ... Jarvis
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Everybody knows that the favorite expletive of "Daily Planet" reporter Perry White is "Great Caesar's Ghost!" With this in mind, imagine White's shock and dismay when he is confronted with the ghost of Julius Caesar. Before long, all of Metropolis is seriously questioning White's sanity--which is precisely the intention of a gang of crooks who hope to discredit Perry's testimony at a criminal trial. Looks like Superman is going to have to do some ghostbusting in this one. Written by anyamarie42

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English

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21 May 1955 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The title is based on the catch phrase used by the Daily Planet editor Perry White when things are not going right: Great Caesar's Ghost! See more »

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Perry White Actually Meets 'Caesar's Ghost'
19 July 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Boy, a friend tipped me off that from this season on, the episodes in Superman became more child-friendly with goofy (but fun) stories. He wasn't exaggerating, as this one is very goofy.

In order to prevent Perry White (John Hamilton) from testifying at a trial, a mobster - with help - pretends to actually be the ghost that White yells out all the time as an exclamation ("Great Caesar's Ghost!!") . As a result, White thinks he's losing his mind, first hearing the ghost talk back to him and then, actually seeing the "ghost" (a Shakespearian actor, in on the deal) even appears in front of White, further making him think he's gone crazy.

Here's a real twist: Jimmy Olsen figures out something like this is behind i. He has to explain it to a baffled Inspector Henderson. And I thought Olsen was stupid! He's Sherlock Holmes compared to Henderson. No wonder Superman had to solve almost all the crime in Metropolis. How they stop the crooks in this story, I can't say without "spoilers."

Anyway, Hamilton must have had fun rehearsing some of these lines. Too bad it didn't stop "Perry" from yelling that expression out in future episodes. Sometimes I get tired of it, myself!


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