Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
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The Man in the Lead Mask 

Marty Mitchell, a wanted criminal, offers other crooks something they can't pass up: for $50,000 each, they'll get a new face, courtesy of plastic surgery, and changed fingerprints. Experts... See full summary »

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George Blair

Writer:

Roy Hamilton
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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
Frank J. Scannell Frank J. Scannell ... Canfield (as Frank Scannell)
John Crawford ... Jack Morrell
Louis Jean Heydt ... Pawley
Paul Bryar ... Scott
John Merton ... Doc
Joey Ray Joey Ray ... Marty Mitchell
Lyn Thomas ... Waitress (as Lynn Thomas)
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Marty Mitchell, a wanted criminal, offers other crooks something they can't pass up: for $50,000 each, they'll get a new face, courtesy of plastic surgery, and changed fingerprints. Experts say changing fingerprints is impossible but Mitchell appears to have done it. Clark Kent, in both in his civilian and Superman identities, is determined to solve the mystery. Written by Bill Koenig

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One of the crime scenes has a man in a lead mask robbing the safe of the Ellsworth Jewelry Company. Whitney Ellsworth was the series producer. See more »

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Get the Lead Out!
2 February 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A doctor convinces a group of mobsters that it is possible to change a person's fingerprints. Once one of the crooks "proves" this is possible, the doctor is willing to do this for all the guys, "for a price." For some reason, all these guys wear lead mask on their heads. I never figured out why (Lois explains it's because of Superman's inability to see through lead with his x-ray vision). If someone can change fingerprints, it would cause considerable problems for law enforcement. Henderson shows Clark something that makes him realize that something is amiss. This is a pretty decent episode, but why the lead head masks? There is a funny sight gag at the end dealing with Jimmy Olsen.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1953 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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