Superman and the Mole Men

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

  • Rating
    Not rated yet!
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!

Download Now

Movie Details

DC Comics Series
Comic Book Movies
Lee Sholem
0 h 58 min
Release Date
23 November 1951
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction
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.

Leave a Reply