Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
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Peril by Sea 

"Daily Planet" editor Perry White (John Hamilton) decides to flex his scientific muscles and develops "Formula U183", which will enable him to extract uranium from sea water. Villainous ... See full summary »

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Harry Gerstad
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Cast

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:
Claude Akins ... Ace Miller
Edmund Penney Edmund Penney ... Policeman (as Ed Penny)
Julian Upton Julian Upton ... Barney
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"Daily Planet" editor Perry White (John Hamilton) decides to flex his scientific muscles and develops "Formula U183", which will enable him to extract uranium from sea water. Villainous submarine commander Ace Miller (Claude Akins) decides to steal the formula and eliminate not only White but also the entire "Planet" staff--namely, Clark Kent (George Reeves), Lois Lane (Noel Neill) and Jimmy Olsen (Jack Larson). As Miller prepares to torpedo White's seaside laboratory, the editor's only hope for survival rests with Superman (who of course is also Clark Kent, but Perry doesn't know that!) Written by anyamarie42

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English

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10 March 1956 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Claude Akinsalso appeared with George Reeves in From Here to Eternity (1953). They both played Sergeants. See more »

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[after Jimmy Olsen's accurate reporting places the Daily Planet's staff in deadly peril]
Perry White: I never want you to be accurate again.
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Yet Another Idiotic Move by the Careless Insubordinate Olsen
9 February 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A couple of smugglers who use a submarine to do their deeds are being put off by a heavily guarded house on the seashore that is right in their path. They are curious what is going on. It is revealed that Perry White, of all people, is working on a special isotope of Uranium (once again, the atomic weight could not be Uranium) that could be used for medicinal purposes. Jimmy Olsen, impressed with his boss, wants to tell the story, but White and Kent tell him it would be very dangerous and counter to national security. Naturally, he doesn't pass through an editor and prints the story. Now the two submarine guys (one, the well known Claude Akins) realize that there is money to be made, and they set about stealing the formula. When Clark/Superman hears what Olsen has done, he forces him to go and explain his deed to Perry White. He and Lois drive to the facility, and, of course, the two bad guys are in the back seat. They pull guns and use the reporters to get past the guards. Everyone ends up in a safe, welded shut from the outside. Olsen, had he been real, should have been fired and arrested. Sometimes this strained even the comic book reality of such an endeavor.


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