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The title should say Electric Earthquake. A righteous Native American seeks revenge for white settlers taking his people's land. With high powered equipment off the coast of Manhattan he plans to start an earthquake from the seabed to make the whole island crumble. Electrical wires seem to come alive like tentacles to make Superman's race against the clock more difficult.
Fleischer Studios continue the high level of quality in their Superman work with this short, about a madman Native American fellow, who believes Manhattan rightfully belongs to his people, and since the plenty of people living there won't leave on their own accord, he decides to create big electric shocks that cause a major earthquake. It's a crazy idea, but it is an enjoyable short. I also want to point out that despite a minority as the villain, I don't think his character is portrayed racistly, sometimes you see these old cartoons and things look so different with the element of time...but I think the villain was just a villain, no different than the white mad scientists that had previously been in the Superman shorts. That was nice. Unfortunately when Supes gets to Famous Studios, the shorts get all Anti-Jap Propaganda on us.
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