Superman and the Mole Men

Superman and the Mole Men

George Reeves
Director: Lee Sholem Cast: George Reeves
George Reeves
, Phyllis Coates
Phyllis Coates
, Jeff Corey
Jeff Corey
Lee Sholem


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Superman, the comic-book "Man of Steel" created in 1938 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, made his feature-film debut in Lippert's Superman and the Mole Men. The story takes place in the small town of Silsby, where the local oil company is drilling what will become the world's deepest well. When the drillers reach the six-mile point, the results are astonishing: four subterranean Mole Men (Jack Banbury, Billy Curtis, Jerry Marvin and Tony Barvis) emerge from the well. Though basically harmless, the Mole Men are regarded as a threat by the citizens of Silsby, especially lynch-happy Luke Benson (Jeff Corey). Reporters Clark Kent (George Reeves) and Lois Lane (Phyllis Coates) arrive in town to do a story on the well. When Kent realizes that the Mole Men are in danger of falling victim to mob violence, he tears off his glasses and street clothes to become Superman. In this guise, he endeavors to rescue the Mole Men and to convince the townsfolk that blind prejudice is both stupid and dangerous. Rather mild by today's standards (the audience never gets to see Superman fly), Superman and the Mole Men served its primary purpose: to act as a theatrical pilot for the very popular Superman TV series, which also starred Reeves and (for the first season, at least) Coates. The feature film was later edited into two half-hour installments of the Superman series, and retitled "The Unknown People."

Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2017
UPC: 0827421033536
Original Release: 1951
Source: Cheezy Flicks Ent
Region Code: 1
Time: 0:58:00
Sales rank: 3,487

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Reeves Clark Kent/Superman
Phyllis Coates Lois Lane
Jeff Corey Luke Benson
Walter Reed Bill Corrigan
Stanley Andrews Sheriff
Ray Walker John Craig
Hal K. Dawson Chuck Weber
Frank Reicher Hospital superintendent
Beverly Washburn Child
Stephen Carr Eddie
Paul E. Burns Doc Saunders
Margia Dean Mrs. Benson
Byron Foulger Jeff Reagan
Irene Martin Esther Pomfrey
John Phillips Matt
Philip Warren Deputy
John Baer Intern
Adrienne Marden Nurse
Billy Curtis Mole man
John Farrell MacDonald Pop Shannon
Jerry Maren Mole man
Jack Narz Narrator
Harry Harvey Doc Saunders

Technical Credits
Lee Sholem Director
Darrell Calker Score Composer
Ernst Fegte Production Designer
Richard Fielding Screenwriter
Arthur Hammond Asst. Director
Al Joseph Editor
Robert Maxwell Producer,Screenwriter
Ray Mercer Special Effects
Clark Ramsey Cinematographer
Barney A. Sarecky Producer
Harry Thomas Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Superman and the Mole Men
1. Chapter 1 [1:18]
2. Superman [2:44]
3. Lois & Clark [4:00]
4. They're Here! [4:41]
5. What Are They? [6:10]
6. Exploring [5:12]
7. The Angry Mob [6:53]
8. On The Run [10:22]
9. Law And Order [4:23]
10. They're Like Us [4:12]
11. Death Ray [8:10]

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