Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
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The Prince Albert Coat 

A boy hears a plea on the radio for people to donate clothing to flood victims. So he donates his grand father's coat. Later when his grand father learns what he did, he freaks out because,... See full summary »


Harry Gerstad


Leroy H. Zehren

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Episode cast overview:
George Reeves ... Superman / Clark Kent
Jack Larson ... Jimmy Olsen
Noel Neill ... Lois Lane
John Hamilton ... Perry White
Robert Shayne ... Inspector Henderson
Stephen Wootton Stephen Wootton ... Bobby Jackson
Raymond Hatton ... Grandfather Jackson
Phil Arnold ... Cueball
Dan White ... Mike (as Daniel White)
Frank Fenton ... Mortimer Vandelip
Claire Du Brey ... Mrs. Craig (as Claire Dubrey)
Ken Christy Ken Christy ... Mr. McCoy
Jack Finch Jack Finch ... Thomas Summerfield


A boy hears a plea on the radio for people to donate clothing to flood victims. So he donates his grand father's coat. Later when his grand father learns what he did, he freaks out because, he placed his life savings in the lining. His grand son then goes to the Planet and tells Lois what happened. She decides to print the story hoping someone will help. The two men who picked up the clothing for the drive, who are also crooks upon reading the story sets out to get the coat. Eventually Lois gets a lead so she, Jimmy and the boy set out to get the coat. But when they arrive at the center it seems that someone took the coat. And when they find out where he is, the two men show up and pretend to be trying to help. But they lock them somewhere while they go after the coat. Clark upon learning where Lois is follows. Written by

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10 May 1957 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Robert Shayne (Inspector Henderson) is heard as the television announcer. See more »

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Very Corny But Fun
27 December 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

A good-hearted kid about 12 hears a plea on the radio about donating to a flood relief, so he asks his "great gramp," who he's apparently living with, if he cannot donate something. Gramps says okay and then goes to the park to play checkers.

A delivery truck comes for the clothes but you can see the two men are shady. The fact one is named "Cueball" is a tip-off. They are in "this racket," as they put it, just to get first dibs on anything good they see. The kid gives them some clothes.

Gramps comes back and is horrified to find out "Bobby" gave away his Prince Albert coat. In turns out the old man didn't believe in banks so he stuffed his life savings inside the coat: $10,000, which he was going to use for Bobby's education.

Bobby goes to the Daily Planet (how he got there is anyone's guess) and asks if someone can contact Superman for help. Meanwhile, a stage actor winds up with the coat because he discovers it and needs it for a performance. The crooks hear about the coat and they, too, go after it.

This turns out to be an extremely corny episode but still a lot of fun to watch.

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