Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
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Jimmy Olsen, Boy Editor 

Jimmy Olsen becomes editor of the Daily Planet for a day. It's part of a program where young people assume important offices, including mayor and police chief, for 24 hours. Jimmy, however,... See full summary »


Thomas Carr


David T. Chantler (as David Chantler)

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Episode cast overview:
George Reeves ... Superman / Clark Kent
Noel Neill ... Lois Lane
Jack Larson ... Jimmy Olsen
John Hamilton ... Perry White
Robert Shayne ... Inspector Henderson (credit only)
Herb Vigran ... Legs Lemmy
Keith Richards ... A Henchman
Dick Rich Dick Rich ... Toots
Charles Anthony Hughes Charles Anthony Hughes ... Doctor (as Anthony Hughes)
Ron Hargrave Ron Hargrave ... Boy Mayor (as Ronald Hargrave)
Robert Crosson ... Boy Police Chief (as Bob Crosson)
Jack Pepper Jack Pepper ... Custodian


Jimmy Olsen becomes editor of the Daily Planet for a day. It's part of a program where young people assume important offices, including mayor and police chief, for 24 hours. Jimmy, however, wants to be more than a figurehead. He publishes a story in the newspaper claiming the boy editor has important information that will convict Legs Lemmy of a robbery. That robbery occurred nearly seven years ago and the statute of limitations is about to run out. Clark Kent and Perry White, both in Clark's office, try to keep track of what Jimmy is doing. Then, Legs and his gang enter, wanting to find out what "evidence" Jimmy has. The problem is, Jimmy has none Written by Bill Koenig

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13 February 1954 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Near the end when Clark Kent and Perry White break into Jimmy Olsen's office and find him and Lois sleeping, Clark helps Lois to the window and instructs Perry to assist Jimmy. Though Jimmy is asleep, he's able to walk to the window with Perry's help. See more »


Legs Lemmy: If we don't walk out of here tomorrow morning without being pinched and with the dough, a certain smart aleck genius boy type editor ain't never going no place again ever!
Lois Lane: He means you Jim.
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A Really Dumb Idea!
5 February 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

People in my home town actually did this kind of thing once, that is, giving a kid a job for a day, replacing an insurance salesman, a grocery store clerk, whatever. However, it was done with oversight and really involved contrived situations which were planned ahead. This thing doesn't work because while Jimmy looks like a kid, he isn't one. He's a young adult and a professional reporter who could have had someone take his job. It is somewhat funny seeing Perry White jump when Jimmy calls. Jimmy plants a phony story one the front page of the paper, saying he knows something secret about some gangster, which will send the guy back to jail (he is just 24 hours from reaching the statute of limitations, or statue of limitations as one of the crooks says). The threesome go to the Daily Planet, walk right in on Jimmy and hold him with a Tommy gun. Of course, Jimmy really knows nothing. Everything from then on gets worse and worse.

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