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Destruction Inc. (1942)

Superman versus saboteurs at the Metropolis Munitions Plant.

Director:

Izzy Sparber (as I. Sparber)

Writers:

Jerry Siegel (Superman comic strip created by) (as Jerome Siegel), Joe Shuster (comic strip created by: Superman) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Joan Alexander ... Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
Jackson Beck Jackson Beck ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Bud Collyer ... Clark Kent / Superman (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Radio Newscaster / Louis (voice) (uncredited)
Julian Noa Julian Noa ... Chief Thug (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A murder at the Metropolis Munitions plant draws Lois Lane into the thick of a sabotage plot; she ends up inside a torpedo about to be tested. Meanwhile, where is Superman? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Destrucción incorporada See more »

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Production Co:

Famous Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Goofs

During the factory chase when Lois swings down on a rope, she has no facial features at all. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Voices: Up in the sky, look! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!
Narrator: Faster than a streak of lightning! More powerful than the pounding surf! Mightier than a roaring hurricane! This amazing stranger from the planet Krypton, The Man of Steel: Superman! Possessing remarkable physical strength, Superman fights a never-ending battle for truth and justice, disguised as a mild-mannered newspaper reporter, Clark Kent.
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Follows Billion Dollar Limited (1942) See more »

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Lesser Superman cartoon
11 March 2005 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

During WWII people at the Metropolis Munitions Works keep getting killed. Lois Lane, sensing a story, becomes a worker at the plant. She (quite conveniently) overhears a plot from saboteurs to blow up the plant. They discover her listening, kidnap her and put her in a torpedo that's going to be used to blow up a ship (!!!). Will Superman find out what's going on and save the day?

So-so entry. The plot is more than a little silly and the introduction of Superman into the story is handled VERY badly. Also watch Lois' skirt change from blue to green in a few shots! Still it is colorful and full of action...the plot just needed work. I give it a 7.


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