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Superman (1948)

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244 min | Sci-Fi

Superman comes to Earth as a child and grows up to be his home's first superhero with his first major challenge being to oppose The Spider Lady.
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Directors
Writers
George H. Plympton (adaptation) | Joseph F. Poland (adaptation) | Arthur Hoerl (screenplay) | Lewis Clay (screenplay) | Royal K. Cole (screenplay) (as Royal Cole)
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Budget
$ 350,000
Gross (USA)
$ 1,000,000
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Release date
Jul 15, 1948 (United States)

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61 cast members
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Kirk Alyn
Superman / Clark Kent Superman / Clark Kent   See fewer
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Noel Neill
Lois Lane Lois Lane   See fewer
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Tommy Bond
Jimmy Olsen Jimmy Olsen   See fewer
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Carol Forman
Spider Lady Spider Lady   See fewer
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George Meeker
Driller Driller   See fewer
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Charles King
Conrad [Chs. 6-15] Conrad [Chs. 6-15]   See fewer
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Charles Quigley
Hackett [Chs. 6-15] Hackett [Chs. 6-15]   See fewer
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Herbert Rawlinson
Graham [Chs. 3, 9-11, 13-15] Graham [Chs. 3, 9-11, 13-15]   See fewer
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Forrest Taylor
Leeds [Chs. 3-4] Leeds [Chs. 3-4]   See fewer
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Stephen Carr
Morgan [Chs. 3-4] Morgan [Chs. 3-4]   See fewer
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Rusty Wescoatt
Elton [Chs. 7-15] Elton [Chs. 7-15]   See fewer
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Fred Aldrich
Cop at Museum (uncredited) Cop at Museum (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phil Arnold
Cabbie (uncredited) Cabbie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Aubrey
Wave Tracer (uncredited) Wave Tracer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Barron
Ro-Zon (uncredited) Ro-Zon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Butler
Radio Operator (uncredited) Radio Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Carlisle
Government Agent (uncredited) Government Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virginia Carroll
Martha Kent (uncredited) Martha Kent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ed Cassidy
Eben Kent (uncredited) Eben Kent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Chefe
Dupe (uncredited) Dupe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Cobb
Mechanic (uncredited) Mechanic (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Coleman
Government Agent (uncredited) Government Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sayre Dearing
Man in Crowd [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Man in Crowd [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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George DeNormand
Agent with Crandall (uncredited) Agent with Crandall (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mason Alan Dinehart
Young Clark Kent (uncredited) Young Clark Kent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Ellis
Mine Security Guard (uncredited) Mine Security Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Fawcett
Phoney News-Hawker (uncredited) Phoney News-Hawker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Foster
Fred Collier (uncredited) Fred Collier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack George
Railroad Workman (uncredited) Railroad Workman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Hagney
Car 1 Henchman (uncredited) Car 1 Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Hamilton
Prison Guard at Siren (uncredited) Prison Guard at Siren (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Hodges
Teenage Clark Kent (uncredited) Teenage Clark Kent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reed Howes
Jackson (uncredited) Jackson (uncredited)   See fewer
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I. Stanford Jolley
Sheriff (uncredited) Sheriff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Lackteen
Hawkins (uncredited) Hawkins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nelson Leigh
Jor-El (uncredited) Jor-El (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom London
Old-Timer at Mine (uncredited) Old-Timer at Mine (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
Bank Robber (uncredited) Bank Robber (uncredited)   See fewer
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Knox Manning
Narrator (voice) (uncredited) Narrator (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank O'Connor
Spectator at Fire / Police Chief Forman (uncredited) Spectator at Fire / Police Chief Forman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wheeler Oakman
Dr. Fredrick Larkin (uncredited) Dr. Fredrick Larkin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Parker
Truck Driver (uncredited) Truck Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leonard Penn
Electronics Store Owner / Henchman (uncredited) Electronics Store Owner / Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Price
Crandall (uncredited) Crandall (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gene Roth
Carson (uncredited) Carson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeffrey Sayre
Daily Planet Staffer [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Daily Planet Staffer [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Schaeffer
Thug Holding Lois (uncredited) Thug Holding Lois (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sherlock
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Cap Somers
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Paul Stader
Irwin (uncredited) Irwin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Stevens
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Emmett Vogan
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Glen Walters
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Luana Walters
Lara (uncredited) Lara (uncredited)   See fewer
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Doodles Weaver
Metropolis University Administration Building Guard (uncredited) Metropolis University Administration Building Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wally West
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Al Wyatt Sr.
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Gloria (uncredited) Gloria (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 808 votes