Friday, July 15, 2016

Superman comes to the big screen 1948

"Superman" the first movie starring the super hero, was released July 15, 1948.  It starred Kirk Alyn in the title role and Noel Neill (who passed away just days ago) as Lois Lane.  Alyn and Neill had cameos in the 1978 "Superman" movie as Lois Lane's parents, riding on a train when a teen-aged Clark Kent outruns it.

Special effects being what they were in the late 1940's were costly so Superman's flying sequences were animated to make them seem more realistic.

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