Superman (1943)





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A military plane carrying American Army lieutenant Fleming and reporter Lois Lane crashes in the jungles of darkest Africa. Before he dies, Fleming entrusts a packet valuable documents to Lois, warning her that the papers must not fall into enemy hands. Unfortunately, Lois is promptly captured by a tribe of hostile natives, led by a "white god" who is actually a Nazi agent in disguise. Rushing to Lois' rescue, Superman is faced with the triple dilemma of recovering the documents, destroying a convoy of Nazi submarines and preventing the plucky girl reporter from being burned at the stake. Don't miss the closing scene with a disgruntled Hitler listening to a robust rendition of Frank Loesser's "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition".
Action & Adventure , Animation
Directed By:
Written By:


Bud Collyer
as Clark Kent/Superman

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The title should read Jungle Drums. Terrible racist portrayals of African natives in the jungle. A Nazi agent disguises himself as a witchdoctor and uses the stone temple as a secret radio outpost for the Axis powers. Substandard adventure and propaganda.

Byron Brubaker
Byron Brubaker

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This one manages to not only be WWII propaganda, but it ticks the racist box as well, as we get some savage Africans. The racism isn't too bad...and the animation is pretty good. But I just don't buy the war effort stories in these Superman always has Lois and Clark in places no civilian would go (or want to go). Why were they in Japan before? Why are they at all involved in delivering secret papers about attacks? They are newspaper reporters!

Ken Scheck
Ken Scheck

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