'It's men like you who make it difficult for people to understand one another!
) from SUPERMAN AND THE MOLE MEN
) screenplay by Richard Fielding
), directed by Lee Sholem
(January 05th, 1914
- June 16th, 1959
) was the best Superman
(and Clark Kent
for that matter) by far!
Just look at the stunning picture (posted above) from the first season (1951
) with the Man of Steel
slugging-it-out with "Big" Ed Bullock
) and one of his thugs in "Crime Wave
This is the real
It's been said before a zillion
times (with great validity) but they just don't make tv like this anymore...and haven't for quite some time now! Thank goodness that there's an older
generation of television fans out there to still remind a younger mentality weaned only on contemporary programming just how good tv shows used to be...and produced at but a fraction of today's astronomically-inflated costs!
I like both Phyllis Coates
and Noel Neill
(who for a long time was more
familiar to me) in the role of Lois Lane
and both work effectively well in the part. Ms. Neill
brought a (much) warmer and lighter touch to her interpretation and was better suited to the occasional (and entertaining) lapses into pure humour on the tv series.
would be more appropriate to obtain for some interviews and audio commentary pertaining to the first season efforts and hopefully Jack Larson
's services will also similarly be secured in such an undertaking.
One thing's for certain veteran film and television character actor John Hamilton
(January 16th, 1886
- October 15th, 1958
) is certainly the finest Perry White
that ever appeared on film ("Don't call me Chief!
The second season (1953-54) with 26
half-hour black-and-white episodes are also strong and impressive shows in their own right (ie. "Panic in the Sky,
" "Superman In Exile
" and 'A Ghost for Scotland Yard
") but overall I like the entire series (104
episodes) and am certainly looking forward to seeing this popular tv classic (of several generations) finally made available in (hopefully) high quality DVD
The I LOVE LUCY
1951-57) segment "Lucy and Superman
" (January 14th, 1957
) will undoubtedly be featured in an upcoming DVD
collection of this other durable 1950
s tv classic.
I'd also like to see the theatrical feature film SUPERMAN AND THE MOLE MEN
) marking George Reeves
' first appearance as the Man of Steel
somehow worked into the package as well.
BRING ON THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN TO DVD IN 2005!