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George Reeves was 44 years old during the filming of the sixth and final season, making him the oldest actor to have ever played Clark Kent / Superman in live-action. Photos exist of Reeves at that age with almost completely gray hair.
Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!
Voices: Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!
Announcer: Yes, it's Superman, strange visitor from another planet, who came to Earth ...
In the opening sequence at the beginning of all episodes, the revolver that is shown (as the narrator says, "Faster than a speeding bullet.") is obviously loaded with blanks. If there were real bullets in the gun, the lead bullet noses would be clearly visible sticking out in the cylinder. But there are none showing--just dark cylinder chambers. This can be most easily seen if one records the episode and then slows it down or freezes it just as the gun is pointing toward the viewer.
A series of feature films (usually running 77-78 minutes) were made by editing three television episodes together.
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