THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN / Season 2, Episode 20 - Beware The Wrecker - 1954
Welcome to your Friday Fix, here's a Superman episode from 1954, I was 6 in first grade... Ahh, the good old days! Anyway, the story goes like this... A steamship, an airliner and a train have all been destroyed over the past year, then, Perry White receives a telephone call from someone calling himself the Wrecker. He claims responsibility for the incidents and wants $100,000 or else more targets will be destroyed! Superman prevents another ship from being destroyed and intercepts a small model plane carrying a powerful explosive. Clark Kent, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen investigate further, checking out the possible source of a mysterious noise that can be heard in the background when the Wrecker calls the editor again. So, the Wrecker says he'll blow up multiple targets simultaneously if he doesn't get the $100,000 he demands!!
Our super hero looks great standing with the flag over the title card, you must agree!
So, Perry White gets a call from The Wrecker with the Inspector there, and, wouldn't you know it, Clark and Lois listen in on the conversation. They have a lead now from noticing the noises in the background.
Then, Superman chases down a deadly model jet full of super explosives. They couldn't use stock footage here, so, they had to shoot this scene just for the show.
Here's a cozy shot of our pals in Kent's Rambler sports car, such great cars from the fifties.
They go to the carnival because Clark thinks that's the sound he heard on the phone. While there, our hero knocks the bell completely off the High Striker!.. Whotta (super) man!!!
After Clark ditches them, Jimmy and Lois (holding the rifle!) track down this model airplane builder. Is this the clue they've been looking for?
No, not completely. Superman isn't that easily fooled. Perry White arranges a meeting with these three businessmen, but, why?
Well, because, Superman has set a trap with his own radio controlled jet. The reaction of the real criminal gives him away and the day is saved once again by our great pal... Superman!!.. Hurray!!
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