George Reeves plays Clark Kent/Superman with Jack Larson as Jimmy Olsen, John Hamilton as Perry White, and Robert Shayne as Inspector Henderson.
Phyllis Coates plays Lois Lane in the first season with Noel Neill stepping into the role in the second season (1953).
Stories follow Superman as he battles crooks, gangsters, and other villains in the fictional city of Metropolis while masquerading “off-duty” as Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent.
Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen, Clark’s colleagues at the office, often find themselves in dangerous situations which can only be resolved with Superman’s timely intervention.
Adventures of Superman generally employed visual effects advanced for television of the period, and, while the show won no major awards, it was popular with its audience and remains popular today.
Its opening theme is known as The Superman March.
In 1976, the book Superman: From Serial to Cereal was published, and, in 1987, selected episodes of the show were released to video.
In 2006, the series became available in its entirety on DVD and reruns of the show still hold a place on television programming schedules.
In 2006, HOLLYWOODLAND, a film dramatizing the show’s production and the strange death of its star, George Reeves, was released.