TV Series | TV-G | | Action, Adventure, Crime
The Man of Steel fights crime with help from his friends at the Daily Planet.
Initially the cast regulars were paid $200 per episode. They had to beg the producer to give them a $50 raise, which they got, but he didn't speak to any of them for two weeks afterwards.
Don't call me Chief!
With the switch to more expensive color film in 1954, there was a mandate to shoot no more new effects scenes than absolutely necessary. Most Superman-in-flight footage was filmed right-to-left. When the plot unavoidably required Superman to fly in the opposite direction, the footage was "flipped," as can be detected by the reversal of the "S" chest emblem. Another explanation is that George Reeves' "body pan' was attached to a pole that was blocked from view by his body. Unfortunately it was attached on only on his right side. If he had to be shown flying in the opposite direction the film had to be reversed. This not only occurred in the colour episodes, but the black and white ones as well.
A series of feature films (usually running 77-78 minutes) were made by editing three television episodes together with linking footage.
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