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Eleventh Hour (1942)

While Clark Kent is in wartime Japan, Superman becomes a saboteur.

Directors:

Dan Gordon, Willard Bowsky (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Jerry Siegel (comic strip created by: Superman) (as Jerome Siegel), Joe Shuster (comic strip created by: Superman) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Joan Alexander ... Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
Jackson Beck Jackson Beck ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Bud Collyer ... Clark Kent / Superman (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Japanese Guard / Japanese Official / American Reporter (voice) (uncredited)
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Somehow, reporters Clark and Lois manage to visit wartime Japan. While there, Superman commits a little sabotage...at 11:00 each night. Of course, this endangers Lois... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Animation | Short | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La hora de la verdad See more »

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Production Co:

Famous Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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[first lines]
Voices: Up in the sky, look! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!
Narrator: Faster than a streak of lightning! More powerful than the pounding surf! Mightier than a roaring hurricane! This amazing stranger from the planet Krypton, The Man of Steel: Superman! Possessing remarkable physical strength, Superman fights a never-ending battle for truth and justice, disguised as a mild-mannered newspaper reporter, Clark Kent.
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Superman #12
17 May 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Eleventh Hour (1942)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Number twelve in the Paramount/Superman series this time takes place in Japan during WW2. Lois and Clark are there doing something but at night Superman is out becoming a saboteur. This was a minor improvement over a few of the previous shorts but this still isn't a complete winner due to a rather bland and straight-forward story. The story is just way too simple to be overly exciting or even that entertaining because not much happens. The one thing I really enjoyed about the film was the animation and more importantly the colors. I really loved the red tints that were used to show off evil and used when bombs were being dropped. I thought the design of this was very well done and one of the most memorable things in the series so far.


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