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Atom Man vs. Superman (1950)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | 20 July 1950 (USA)
Superman battles Lex Luthor who is using a teleportation device and a new identity as Atom Man in his criminal plans.

Director:

Spencer Gordon Bennet (as Spencer Bennet)

Writers:

George H. Plympton (screenplay by), Joseph F. Poland (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kirk Alyn ... Superman / Clark Kent
Noel Neill ... Lois Lane
Lyle Talbot ... Luthor / The Atom Man
Tommy Bond ... Jimmy Olsen
Pierre Watkin ... Perry White
Jack Ingram ... Foster
Don C. Harvey ... Albor (as Don Harvey)
Rusty Wescoatt Rusty Wescoatt ... Carl
Terry Frost ... Baer
Wally West ... Dorr [Chs. 1, 6, 9]
Paul Stader Paul Stader ... Lawson [Chs. 1-4] (as Paul Strader)
George Robotham George Robotham ... Earl [Chs. 10-12]
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Superman battles Lex Luthor who is using a teleportation device and a new identity as Atom Man in his criminal plans.

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Bigger... Better... Brand-New... The SUPER SERIAL OF THE CENTURY! The one and only SUPERMAN Pitted Against His Mortal Foe! See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In chapter one the shot of Luthor destroying the bridge is actual footage of the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge that opened in 1940 (also known as "Galloping Gertie"). The footage used is that of the bridge in its final moments prior to its collapse on November 7, 1940, shot on 16mm Kodachrome motion picture film by Barney Elliott and Harbine Monroe of a Tacoma-area camera shop. See more »

Goofs

At the climax of chapter twelve, the villains turn their heat ray on the Daily Planet building, causing all the mechanical devices to spark. As Clark Kent, Kirk Alyn shields his face, but the radio on his desk fails to give off any sparks. See more »

Quotes

[describing the Empty Doom to an unhappy victim]
Luthor: There, the vapor particles that make up your body will wander forever like a lost spirit!
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Good fun but not as good as previous "Superman" programme.
9 August 2017 | by alexanderdavies-99382See all my reviews

"Atom Man vs. Superman" was quite hard to obtain on video, back in the heyday of that format. I had already seen the 1948 serial of "Superman" and that one is great. My expectations for the above production were only half met. The actor who played Lex Luthor was perfectly satisfactory. It was good to see Kirk Alyn and Noel Neill reprise their respective characters. However, the story as a whole didn't interest me all that much. I found it a bit hard in keeping up with what was happening. That is usually a sign that the writers haven't done a very good job. As before, there are 15 chapters that compromise the whole story but it felt longer than that to me. There is still some fun to be had with this one.


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