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Adventures of Superman 

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The Man of Steel fights crime with help from his friends at the Daily Planet.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
George Reeves ...  Clark Kent / ... 104 episodes, 1952-1958
John Hamilton ...  Perry White 102 episodes, 1952-1958
Bill Kennedy ...  Announcer / ... 104 episodes, 1952-1958
Jack Larson ...  Jimmy Olsen / ... 101 episodes, 1952-1958
Robert Shayne ...  Inspector Henderson / ... 90 episodes, 1952-1958
Noel Neill ...  Lois Lane 78 episodes, 1953-1958
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Storyline

"Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings at a single bound!" Mild-mannered reporter for the Daily Planet is really the greatest superhero of them all who "fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way!" Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Taglines:

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1952 (USA) See more »

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Adventures of Superman See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Superman Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(104 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)| Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Black and White (1952-1954)| Color (1955-1958)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

George Reeves was 44 years old during the filming of the sixth and final season, making him the oldest actor to have ever played Clark Kent / Superman in live-action. Photos exist of Reeves at that age with almost completely gray hair. See more »

Goofs

In some shots where Superman used the springboard to leap out of frame, the tip of the springboard would bounce back up and appear at the very bottom of the frame. See more »

Quotes

[title sequence]
Announcer: Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!
Voices: Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!
Announcer: Yes, it's Superman, strange visitor from another planet, who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Superman, who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands, and who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper,...
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Alternate Versions

A series of feature films (usually running 77-78 minutes) were made by editing three television episodes together. See more »

Connections

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Superman The television show
31 August 2005 | by COONOWL@AOL.COMSee all my reviews

What a great TV show. Sit back in time and watch as TV brought out the best of Superman.I remember as a child watching the reruns and was so amazed how Superman would fight off the bad guys. Bending steel and bullets that just bounced off his chest. He was my favorite super hero. Let yourself go and relive the Adventures of Superman.I just loved his outfit. The man of steel wearing red and blue. We need more shows like these instead of what we have now. Every show was like a cliff hanger. Nail biting action. Would Superman make it in time? Can he get to the bad guys before they hurt Olsen and Miss. Lois Lane? These were questions that were answered every time Superman came on. He made you feel good about the world. He was just simply the best.


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