Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
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The Birthday Letter 

A crippled young girl writes Superman a letter asking him to take her to the fair for her birthday, but before he arrives she is kidnapped by a group of counterfeiters who need information that she has been given by mistake.

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... Superman / Clark Kent
... Lois Lane
... Jimmy Olsen (credit only)
... Perry White
... Inspector Henderson
Isa Ashdown ... Kathy Williams
... Slugger
Maurice Marsac ... Marcel Duval
Nan Boardman ... Marie Duval
... Mrs. Williams
Jack Daly ... Mr. Perkins
Louis Mercier ... LaRue
Paul Marion ... Herman Cusak
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A crippled young girl writes Superman a letter asking him to take her to the fair for her birthday, but before he arrives she is kidnapped by a group of counterfeiters who need information that she has been given by mistake.

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31 October 1952 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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The comic book the girl is reading in the closing scene is Superman #72, from September 1951. See more »

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Kathy is shown reading a Superman comic book. In the Superman universe, there would be no Superman comics, as they'd reveal his secret identity. See more »

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Pretty Sappy and Stupid
28 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

A little crippled girl sends a letter to the Daily Planet saying she would like Superman to take her to the fair on her birthday so she can ride the merry-go-round and the roller coaster. The gang puts the plan in motion. Meanwhile, a criminal, making phone call to his compadres, accidentally calls the little girl and delivers a time and place for a meeting with counterfeiters. He is summarily shot and killed but because the message went to the wrong place (it should have been delivered by a monkey, like in a previous episode). These creeps send a guy (a totally idiot lunk) to masquerade as Superman (he has absolutely no resemblance) and kidnap the little girl. They want her to tell them what was said by the voice on the phone. They ply her with cake and ice cream and buy her presents. All they need is the message that was inadvertently given to her. When the rival newspaper gets wind that Superman is a kidnapper, it ticks off Clark Kent and he begins the process of finding the little girl. Once again, the crooks seem to complicate their lives with risky methods of getting messages out. Where is there a ventriloquists dummy when you need one.


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