Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
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The Unlucky Number 

A contest in which the participants must guess the number of jellybeans in a jar has been rigged by a gang of crooks. Clark Kent, aka Superman, uses his special powers to foil the bad guys ... See full summary »

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Harry Gerstad
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
George Reeves ... Superman / Clark Kent
Jack Larson ... Jimmy Olsen (credit only)
Noel Neill ... Lois Lane
John Hamilton ... Perry White
Robert Shayne ... Inspector Henderson
Henry Blair ... Bobby Exbrook
Elizabeth Patterson ... Mrs. Clara Exbrook
John Beradino ... Dexter Brown
Rus Conklin Rus Conklin ... Randy - The Collector (as Russell Conklin)
Jack Littlefield Jack Littlefield ... Boots
Anthony De Mario Anthony De Mario ... News Vendor (as Tony De Mario)
Alan Reynolds Alan Reynolds ... Mr. Kelley
Alfred Linder Alfred Linder ... Slippery Elm
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A contest in which the participants must guess the number of jellybeans in a jar has been rigged by a gang of crooks. Clark Kent, aka Superman, uses his special powers to foil the bad guys by counting the jellybeans and helping a needy woman win the contest. Meanwhile, the old lady's grandson Bobby is being flim-flammed by criminal Dexter Brown, who claims that he himself is Superman! Written by anyamarie42

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1956 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Lois buys a raffle ticket at the magazine stand, you can see issues of "Superboy", "Superman", and "Batman" comic books behind her. See more »

Goofs

When Superman melts the horse shoe with his heat vision for Bobby it is setting on one of those fold up tables with the thin metal surfaces. The heat that it would take to melt a horse show should have also melted the table top. See more »

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Dexter W. Superman, Esquire
8 February 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Some crooks are running an illegal game. They have placed a jar of jelly beans in the front of a store and are taking guesses at one dollar a shot. Of course, the fix is in, until Clark/Superman supercounts the jelly beans and gives the answer to a little old lady. When she wins, the crooks have to go along with it until they can figure things out. They suspect one of their own, a man named Dexter, who lives in the old lady's house with her grandson. When a hit is put on Dexter, the bullets don't penetrate and the kid believes the guy is Superman (Dexter doesn't deny it) but it's because he was wearing a bullet-proof vest. As Lois further investigates the evil doings, she gets caught up in the whole mess. The kid actually meets the real Superman and thinks he is being tested and won't reveal what he knows. Dexter tries to take over the business and the sparks fly some more. There is a kind of weird ending to this episode which, I think, really detracts from its effectiveness.


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