The Adventures of Superman | 1952

Adventure, Fantasy
Jor-El, a scientist on the distant planet Krypton, states his belief to the scientific council that their planet, which is being drawn to its sun, is doomed. Called a lunatic and a traitor, Jor-El returns home and ...more

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... Clark Kent/Superman

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... Lois Lane; reporter (regular)

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... Lois Lane; reporter (regular)

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... Jimmy Olsen; reporter-photographer

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... Perry White; editor

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... Police Inspector Bill Henderson

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Synopsis

Jor-El, a scientist on the distant planet Krypton, states his belief to the scientific council that their planet, which is being drawn to its sun, is doomed. Called a lunatic and a traitor, Jor-El returns home and begins preparations to save his family from the approaching disaster. (Jor-El is patterned on Noah, isn't he?)

When Krypton does explode, billions of particles of Kryptonite (the only substance that can destroy natives of Krypton) into space. Jor-El and his wife Lara can only save their infant son Kal-El by placing him in a small experimental rocket and directing it towards a planet they know is inhabited -- Earth.

The spaceship and its infant passenger land safely in Smallville, Kansas, to be found by Eben and Martha Kent, a childless farm couple who adopt the boy and name him Clark Kent.

Each year brings to light evidence of Clark's amazing super powers. When he grows up, Clark's mother urges him to use his great abilities to benefit mankind.

To keep his true identity as Superman a secret, Clark Kent acquires a job as a mild-mannered reporter for the "Daily Planet," a crusading newspaper in Metropolis. Stories relate Clark's relentless battle against crime as Superman, the mysterious figure who wages a constant fight for truth, justice, and the American way.

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