The Adventures of Superman: The Unknown People, Part 2 (1953)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Superhero Show [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This concluding episode of a two-part story was excerpted from the theatrical feature Superman and the Oil Man. The digging of an oil well in the town of Silsby has caused a race of subterranean "Mole Men" to escape to the earth's surface. All the Mole Men want is to be left in peace, but their bizarre and grotesque appearance arouses the fear and bigotry of the local citizens. It is up to visiting reporter Clark Kent (George Reeves to prevent the situation from getting completely of hand--and the only way he can do this is to transform himself into Superman. Note that Phyllis Coates, who plays Lois Lane, has lighter hair than usual: This is because Superman and the Mole Men was filmed before production began on the Adventures of Superman TV series proper--even though this two-part adaptation was not telecast until the end of the series' first season.