Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
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Superman on Earth 

Jor-El, Krypton's leading scientist, sends his infant son to Earth in a rocket just as the planet explodes. The rocket is found by Eben and Sarah Kent and Eben gets the infant out before ... See full summary »

Director:

Thomas Carr (as Tommy Carr)

Writer:

Robert Maxwell (screenplay) (as Richard Fielding)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
George Reeves ... Superman / Clark Kent
Phyllis Coates ... Lois Lane
Jack Larson ... Jimmy Olsen
John Hamilton ... Perry White
Herbert Rawlinson ... Rozan
Stuart Randall ... Gogan
Aline Towne ... Lara
Frances Morris ... Sarah Kent
Danni Sue Nolan ... Miss Bachrach (as Dani Nolan)
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Storyline

Jor-El, Krypton's leading scientist, sends his infant son to Earth in a rocket just as the planet explodes. The rocket is found by Eben and Sarah Kent and Eben gets the infant out before the craft explodes. They raise the child as their own. Years later, after Eben's death and now aware of his super powers, Clark Kent moves to Metropolis. Sarah has made a costume for him, and she tells him that he must use his powers for good. Superman makes his debut saving a man falling from a blimp. As Clark, he hustles the man to the Daily Planet, which scores a scoop. This convinces editor Perry White to hire Clark. Written by Bill Koenig

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1952 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Perry White calls the print room and says to hold the "7 star for a front-page re-write." When printing newspapers publishers keep track of changes while printing a particular day's paper by having stars on the front page that are colored in as changes are made to the content. See more »

Goofs

When Clark Kent tries to see Perry White he runs to the Store Room and takes off his hat along the way. A moment later, he is walking along the ledge of the Daily Planet Building to sneak into Perry White's office with his hat still on. See more »

Quotes

Clark Kent: Well, Miss Lane, maybe I'm just a super man.
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Crazy Credits

Ross Elliott is listed in the show's credits, but does not appear in the program. He was originally cast as Jor-El but for unknown reasons was replaced by Robert Rockwell, who did not receive credit for this substantial role. See more »

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Taught 1950s 1960s Kids Right From Wrong
26 August 2018 | by mps-35068See all my reviews

For kids 4 or 5 yrs age this B&W tv serial was just great. Growing up i never saw this episode until newer channels brought back about 3 yrs ago. I like it better than Brando Superman about 78. Loved his costume


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