Adventures of Superman

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Announcer: "The Adventures of Superman. Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings at 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, fights a never ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way."

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Episode Description

1

From Inkwell to Backlot

A series retrospective featuring Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen), Leonard Maltin (Movie Historian/Critic), Gary H. Grossman (Author of Superman: Serial to Cereal), Paul Levits (DC Comics President), Allan Asherman (DC Comics Historian), Dan Didio (DC Comics Editor), Mike Carlin (Superman Comic Editor), and Alex Ross (Superman Comic Artist).

2

Superman and the Mole Men

The 1951 Theatrical Feature, later to be televised as the 2-part episode "The Unknown People". Clark Kent and Lois Lane visit the world's deepest oilwell in Silsby, when strange humanoid creatures appear and terrorize the townspeople. Convinced the mole men are peaceful beings, Superman must save them from a vengeful mob determined to kill the armed visitors.

3

Kellogg's Commercials

Original Kellogg's Cereal TV commercials starring Adventures of Superman cast members.

4

Pony Express Days

George Reeves Played many parts before donning Superman's signature red and blue as television's first Man of Steel. 1940's "Pony Express Days" features the young actor in the role of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, and stands as yet another example of Reeves' talen, energy and charisma.

5

First Lady of Metropolis

Profiling Noel Neill and the Character of Lois Lane.

6

Stamp Day for Superman

Special Episode promoting Savings Bonds with a new introduction by Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen).

7

The Color Era

A documentary on the transition from filming the series in black and white to color (although all the seasons aired in black and white).

8

Faster Than a Speeding Bullet

The special effects of "Adventures of Superman".

9

Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman

Excerpts from the new documentary produced by Bryan Singer and Kevin Burns.

10

Superman: Brainiac Attacks

The original Movie Trailer.

11

Superman's Pal: Jimmy Olsen

Jack Larson celebrates his series character along with co-star Noel Neill and Author/Historians Jim Beaver, Gary Grossman, Michael J Hayde and Jan Henderson.

12

Justice League Heroes

Video Game Trailer

13

Savings Bonds

14

The Special Effects

Episode Description

1

Superman on Earth

Journey with Superman from Krypton to Metropolis, as he joins that Daily Planet staff and meets the fiery Lois Lane.

2

The Haunted Lighthouse

A terrified Jimmy Olsen calls for help, and Superman speeds to an isolated island where strange things happen in the fog-shrouded night. Commentary available by TV Producer/Author Gary H. Grossman.

3

The Case of the Talkative Dummy

As superman hunts for kidnapped armored-car drivers and a stolen fortune, Jimmy, loccked inside a falling safe, hurtles to his doom.

4

The Mystery of the Broken Statues

Lois Lane is kidnapped while on the trail of a suave but deadly criminal mastermind and a hidden priceless gem.

5

The Monkey Mystery

Searching for stolen defense secrets, Clark Kent encounters a brutalized woman, a slain organ-grinder -- and a monkey dressed as Superman.

6

Night of Terror

Superman races to find Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen who wait, helplessly bound, as a sadistic hit man prepares to execute them.

7

The Birthday Letter

Superman is implicated in the abduction of a young girl who is thought to have information concerning hidden counterfeit plates.

8

The Mind Machine

Bravely testifying against a mobster, Lois Lane will die unless Clark Kent finds the weapon that will soon destroy her mind.

9

Rescue

Trapped in a mine filling with deadly gas, Lois Lane is beyond the reach of rescuers -- and Clark Kent doesn't know!

10

The Secret of Superman

An insane scientist, using powerful experimental truth drugs on Perry White, Lois Lane and Clark Kent, learns Superman's true identity.

11

No Holds Barred

When a crooked wrestling promoter paralyzes honest athletes, Superman steps in to reverse the damage and rescue an innocent captive.

12

The Deserted Village

As Clark Kent pursues the monster killing the few people left in Lois Lane's hometown, the girl reporter becomes its next victim.

13

The Stolen Costume

After a burglar steals Superman's costume from Clark Kent's closet, a mobster threatens to reveal the Man of Steel's secret identity. Commentary available by TV Producer/Author Gary H. Grossman.

14

Treasure of the Incas

Lois and Jimmy follow a trail of murder that could lead to ancient riches -- or to their own deaths.

15

Double Trouble

Unwittingly involved in a hunt for stolen radium, Jimmy is kidnapped and locked in a deathtrap by a fanatical doctor.

16

Mystery in Wax

Lois Lane, chloroformed while investigating strange disappearances, is held prisoner in Madame Selina's wax museum of the living dead.

17

Runaway Robot

Captive Lois Lane will be murdered by gangsters unless inventor Horatio Hinkle uses his unique radio-controlled robot to rob banks.

18

Drums of Death

Aided by his ace reporters, Perry White flies to Haiti to search for his sister, the prisoner of a voodoo cult.

19

The Evil Three

Perry White and Jimmy Olsen face death at the hands of three crazed murderers in a crumbling bayou hotel. Commentary available by Producer/Writer Chuck Harter.

20

The Riddle of the Chinese Jade

Lois Lane is held hostage by the armed criminal who has stolen a priceless antique and left two people to drown.

21

The Human Bomb

On a windswept narrow ledge high above the ground, Lois Lane is chained to a dynamite-wielding daredevil ready to die.

22

Czar of the Underworld

A killer sabotaging the filming of a crime exposé stalks Clark Kent and Inspector Henderson on a Hollywood studio soundstage.

23

Ghost Wolf

After discovering human footprints that turn into wolf tracks, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen are trapped in a raging forest fire.

24

Crime Wave

While hunting down an anonymous crime-boss, the Man of Steel is lured into a lighting-powered deathtrap that stops his heart. Commentary available by Producer/Writer Chuck Harter.

25

The Unknown People (1)

Clark Kent and Lois Lane visit the world's deepest oil well in Silsby, when strange humanoid creatures appear and terrorize the townspeople.

26

The Unknown People (2)

Convinced the Mole Men are peaceful beings, Superman must save them from a vengeful mob determined to kill the armed visitors.
Episode Description

1

Five Minutes to Doom

Beat the clock: The race is on to stop an innocent Death Row inmate's date with the electric chair.

2

The Big Squeeze

A powerful ally: the Man of Steel assists an ex-con blackmailed into returning to his criminal past.

3

The Man Who Could Read Minds

Swami says: send for Superman! Jimmy and Lois suspect a nightclub mind reader is linked to a theft ring.

4

Jet Ace

Look up! Superman rescues a pilot on a test flight gone wrong and later frees him from kidnappers seeking military secrets.

5

Shot in the Dark

An amateur shutterbug snaps some incriminating photos, one of which suggests Clark is you-know-who!

6

The Defeat of Superman

Superman is rendered powerless by a kryptonite trap. This sounds like a job for...Lois and Jimmy?

7

Superman in Exile

Beware of Superman! A nuclear incident leaves him glowing with radioactivity and lethal to anyone he's near.

8

A Ghost for Scotland Yard

Man or spirit? A magician believed dead may have resurfaced in a vendetta against his earthly foes.

9

The Dog Who Knew Superman

The nose knows. A dog rescued from a well by Superman keeps showing up at Clark Kent's office.

10

The Face and the Voice

Looks like him. Sounds like him. But he isn't Superman! A lookalike Man of Steel goes on a crime spree.

11

The Man in the Lead Mask

Surgically altered fingerprints. Lead masks to block x-ray vision. Will these foil the police and Superman?

12

Panic in the Sky

Destination: Earth! Superman saves Metropolis from a plummeting asteroid -- and loses his memory in the process. Commentary available by Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen) and Noel Neill (Lois Lane).

13

The Machine That Could Plot Crimes

Meet Mr. Kelso, the computer that plans split second bank heists...and may know superman's secret, too.

14

Jungle Devil

The superhero saves a lost expedition, defeats a fearsome beast and uses his grip to turn coal into diamonds.

15

My Friend Superman

Burger, fries and friendship. Not everyone believes a diner owner who boasts of being pals with Superman.

16

The Clown Who Cried

What kind of clown would rob a kids' charity telethon? An imposter clown, that's who!

17

The Boy Who Hated Superman

Clark is temporary guardian of a crime-connected youth who secretly plots revenge against the reporter.

18

Semi-Private Eye

Sam Spade. Philip Marlowe. Jimmy Olsen? He poses as a trench-coated private eye to stalk kidnappers. Commentary available by Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen) and Noel Neill (Lois Lane).

19

Perry White's Scoop

Stop the presses! Frustrated by Daily Planet's reporters, Perry White decides to cover a murder story himself.

20

Beware the Wrecker

A terrorist bombs Metropolis' transportation systems. His method: armed, radio-controlled toy airplanes.

21

The Golden Vulture

Avast, ye scurvy mates! A salvage-boat captain who fancies himself a pirate holds Lois and Jimmy captive.

22

Jimmy Olsen, Boy Editor

Great Caesar's ghost! Jimmy Olsen replaces Perry White for a day -- with dizzy and dangerous results.

23

Lady in Black

Noises. Unusual people. Jimmy is sure something strange is going on at the apartment of his mom's friend.

24

Star of Fate

A mystery from Egypt's past: the antidote to an ancient poison is under the base of the Great Pyramid.

25

The Whistling Bird

The bird has the word. A per parakeet that knows an inventor's secret formula is mysteriously birdnapped.

26

Around the World with Superman

Paging Dr. Superman! His x-ray vision helps a surgeon restore a girl's sight, then he flies her on a world tour.
Episode Description

1

Through the Time Barrier

An inventor's time contraption whisks the Daily Planet staff to 50,000 B.C. One problem: how to get back!

2

The Talking Clue

Sound and fury. Bank robbers have a sudden interest in a young audiophile's collection of recorded sounds.

3

The Lucky Cat

Ladders, black cats, Friday the 13th. All harmless -- but someone intends real harm to an anti-superstition society.

4

Superman Week

No dinners, no hoopla...just Kryptonite. Two thugs have their own way of celebrating Superman Week.

5

Great Caesar's Ghost

He claims to be Caesar. But who's really behind the strange apparition vexing Perry White?

6

Test of a Warrior

Great Horse faces his tribe's test of valor -- with help from a spirit named Superman!

7

Olsen's Millions

Gee, thanks! An elderly woman rewards Jimmy $1 million because she thinks he rescued her cat.

8

Clark Kent, Outlaw

Clark Kent is the man on the inside, posing as an ace safecracker to get the goods on a crime ring.

9

The Magic Necklace

Wear the necklace and it protects you from harm. Bullets even bounce off Clark when he wears it!

10

The Bully of Dry Gulch

His town. His way. But a bogus gunslinger who rules a Western town is no match for the Man of Steel.

11

Flight to the North

Good ol' boy Sylvester is mistaken for Superman.

12

The Seven Souvenirs

Is something hidden inside them? Items purchased at a Superman souvenir store may be clues to a crime.

13

King for a Day

A royal performance: Jimmy poses as a prince of Burgonia to help thwart an assassination plot.
Episode Description

1

Joey

A day at the races: Superman fight track corruption and the Daily Planet's racehorse gallops to victory.

2

The Unlucky Number

Guess the number of jelly beans in the jar. With superman's help, it's possible to win a fixed contest.

3

The Big Freeze

They'll stop him cold! Thugs think a freezer will keep Superman on ice during a rigged election.

4

Peril by Sea

Criminals aboard a submarine aim to torpedo Perry White and his seaside cottage to smithereens.

5

Topsy Turvy

Which way is up? An invention that causes the illusion of being upside-down is stolen for villainous use.

6

Jimmy the Kid

Who's that guy? Hoodlums kidnap Jimmy and put a tough-talking lookalike in his place at the Daily Planet.

7

The Girl Who Hired Superman

Villains have Superman right where they want him when he attends a party for a visiting foreign dignitary.

8

The Wedding of Superman

Superman pops the question, Lois says "yes". Is it a dream come true for the smitten femme reporter?

9

Dagger Island

Three brothers, one fortune. Its finders keepers as the trio hunt for a hidden family inheritance.

10

Blackmail

A $500,000 heist -- and Inspector Henderson is the fall guy when some of the dough is planted on him.

11

The Deadly Rock

Mobsters use Kryptonite to capture the Man of Steel -- or at least a man they think is Superman!

12

The Phantom Ring

How do you stop thieves who have the power of invisibility? That's the new challenge facing Superman!

13

The Jolly Roger

Shiver me timbers! Pirates hold Clark, Lois and Jimmy on a deserted isle the U.S. Navy intends to destroy.
Episode Description

1

Peril in Paris

Good intentions gone bad. Superman helps a woman escape from behind the Iron Curtain...and inadvertently becomes a jewel smuggler.

2

Tin Hero

A nose for news: A meek bookkeeper is an ace crime reporter -- with an occasional assist from Superman.

3

The Town That Wasn't

You can't locate it on a map. What's the secret behind a tiny, mysterious, out-of-the-way town?

4

The Tomb of Zaharan

She's the one. Members of a bizarre cult believe Lois is their ancient queen returned to life.

5

The Man Who Made Dreams Come True

A bogus seer aims to make his own crooked dream come true - a plan to usurp the rule of a dotty monarch.

6

Disappearing Lois

She'll get all the dirt. Lois goes undercover, posing as a housemaid to get a story on a notorious criminal.

7

Money to Burn

Hot news: The arson suspect in a big warehouse fir is...Perry White!

8

Close Shave

A shave, a haircut, a new you, maybe a new life. A barber has an unusual influence on others.

9

The Phony Alibi

Dialed in: An inventor's new creation gives crooks the ability to zoom themselves through telephone lines.

10

The Prince Albert Coat

Oops! A boy gives his grandpa's coat to charity, unaware it holds the man's life savings. Can Superman save the savings?

11

The Stolen Elephant

And some kids just want a pony. A boy thinks the stolen circus elephant he finds is his birthday gift.

12

Mr. Zero

He's not from around here: A pint-sized Martian has a power that may be useful to crooks.

13

Whatever Goes Up

Jimmy Olsen: Scientist. The anti-gravity fluid he creates with his chemistry set draws interest from military men...and criminals.
Episode Description

1

The Last Knight

A gentlemen's society of armored knights holds many secrets (and holds jimmy and Lois captive, too).

2

The Magic Secret

Ready, Aim...A crimelord kidnaps Lois and Jimmy, using them as bait to lure our hero into the line of fire of a Kryptonite ray gun.

3

Divide And Conquer

Are half powers better than none? To be in two places at one time, Superman rearranges his molecular density.

4

The Mysterious Cube

Safe from justice? A killer hides inside a bunker made of a strange material even Superman can't penetrate.

5

The Atomic Captive

The bomb explodes, a mushroom cloud rises...and Lois and Jimmy are stranded on the test site.

6

The Superman Silver Mine

The kids can wait. Crooks attempt to claim a silver mine for themselves and keep it from becoming a summer camp.

7

The Big Forget

An anti-memory vapor can be useful to villains...and perhaps to Clark Kent when he needs to conceal his heroics.

8

The Gentle Monster

It means no harm. And may bring death to Superman. A newly created robot is powered by Kryptonite.

9

Superman's Wife

Sorry, Lois. Superman unexpectedly marries a gorgeous blonde policewoman. But why?

10

Three In One

Superman Arrested! While he's out of the way, three circus performers use their respective skills in a heist.

11

The Brainy Burro

Jimmy and Lois: bank robbers. They're accused of a theft committed by thugs and a mind-reading burro.

12

The Perils of Superman

Lois is tied to railroad track! Crooks in lead masks vow vengeance against the Daily Planet staff.

13

All That Glitters

What if? After a whack to the head, Jimmy dreams he and Lois have the same powers as the Man of Steel.