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The Adventures of Superman

 

Run Dates:

September 1952 -

April 1958

 

Network: Syndicated

 

Synopsis:  "Faster than a speeding bullet!  More powerful than a locomotive!  Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!  Look!  Up in the sky!  It's a bird!  It's a plane!  It's Superman!"

 

When the destruction of Krypton is eminent, 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.

 

Cast: George Reeves, Noel Neill, Phyllis Coates, Jack Larson, John Hamilton, Tom Fadden, Dina Nolan, Robert Rockwell, Aline Towne

 

 

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