Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 19, 1952
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
Syndicated TV Network

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Adventures of Superman

Adventures of Superman was the first television series featuring the comic book superhero Superman.The series, which was syndicated rather than being tied to a network, began filming in 1951, and was first aired on September 19, 1952. The final first-run episode was broadcast on April 28, 1958. George Reeves starred as Clark Kent/Superman with Phyllis Coates as the original Lois Lane.

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06x13 All That Glitters Aired: Apr. 28, 1958

Jimmy dreams he and Lois have the same powers as Superman.

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The show had 6 seasons and 104 episodes air between 1952 and 1958.

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  • An often talked about mistake in the show is that Superman would duck when a thug would throw his empty gun at Superman. While this mistake is often attributed to George Reeves not wanting to…
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    An often talked about mistake in the show is that Superman would duck when a thug would throw his empty gun at Superman. While this mistake is often attributed to George Reeves not wanting to be hit by a prop gun, it was actually George's stunt double ( Dale Van Sickle ) who ducked. And this mistake actually only happened once, in The Mind Machine. If you watch the fight scene closely, you can see that a stunt double is used some of the time and that it is that double who ducked. The fan group for the Adventures of Superman (The Adventures Continue) has published more details about Dick Van Sickle making this mistake.
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  • Phyllis Coates' last official appearance as Lois Lane was in the first season episode #24, "Crime Wave". The two episodes that followed this one were the two-part edited version of Superman…
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    Phyllis Coates' last official appearance as Lois Lane was in the first season episode #24, "Crime Wave". The two episodes that followed this one were the two-part edited version of Superman and The Mole Men (renamed "The Unknown People"). Noel Neill assumed the role in the first episode of Season 2, "Five Minutes To Doom".
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  • In the earlier episodes, Jimmy Olsen (Jack Larsen) wore thicker curly hair, In the later episodes, he wore a crew cut.
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