Superman and the Mole Men

ON THE SCREEN...America's Favorite Hero!

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Podcast Release Date:
Apr 09, 2013

Superman Series Episode 1

Truth, justice, and the podcasting way!

Superman.  In the 1930s the DC character was a breakout success creating a template for superheroes that would be copied for the next century.  In the 1970s he made moviegoers believe a man could fly in the first blockbuster superhero film.  But long before Christopher Reeve would embody the iconic Kryptonian there was another Superman movie–Superman and the Mole Men.  Created as part of the television series The Adventures of Superman, Superman and the Mole Men starred George Reeves as the man of steel dealing with a race of beings who have escaped their home miles below ground.  Reeves would go on to play Superman on television from 1952 to 1958 becoming the face of Superman for the baby boomer generation.  Now, as Now Playing hosts Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob begin their Superman retrospective series leading up to this summer’s Man of Steel film they look back at this forgotten 1951 feature.  Is this a Superman adventure worth unearthing or should it have stayed buried deep?  Listen to find out!

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Movie Details

Series
DC Comics Series
Series
Comic Book Movies
Series
Superman
Original Title
Superman and the Mole-Men
Title
Superman and the Mole-Men
Director
Lee Sholem
Author
Producer
Barney A. Sarecky
Writer
Actors
George Reeves, Phyllis Coates, Jeff Corey, Walter Reed, J. Farrell MacDonald, Stanley Andrews, Ray Walker, Hal K. Dawson, Phil Warren, Frank Reicher, Beverly Washburn, John Baer, Stephen Carr, John T. Bambury, Tony Boris, Billy Curtis, Russell Custer, Margia Dean, Byron Foulger, Harry Harvey, Jack Lomas, Adrienne Marden, Jerry Maren, Irene Martin, Frank McLure, William H. O'Brien, John Phillips, Johnny Roventini
Runtime
0 h 58 min
Release Date
23 November 1951
Genres
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction
Overview
Reporters Clark Kent and Lois Lane arrive in the small town of Silsby to witness the drilling of the world's deepest oil well. The drill, however, has penetrated the underground home of a race of small, furry people who then come to the surface at night to look around. The fact that they glow in the dark scares the townfolk, who form a mob, led by the vicious Luke Benson, intent on killing the strange people. Only Superman has a chance to prevent this tragedy.

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