The Adventures of Superman: The Man in the Lead Mask (1953)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Superhero Show [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Metropolis underworld is informed of a remarkable plastic surgeon (John Crawford) who is able to transform the faces of criminals and change their fingerprints. As proof, gangster Marty Mitchell (Frank Scannell) resurfaces to commit a series of crimes, his face obscured with a lead mask so that Superman (George Reeves) cannot use his X-Ray vision to confirm Mitchell's identity. It turns out, however, that this is all part of a scam operation cooked up by a pair of con artists who hope to fool both the Underworld and the reporters of the "Daily Planet"--and it is Superman who exposes the scheme just in time to prevent a couple of murders.