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USA 1961
produced by
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directed by George Blair
starring John Rockwell, Bunny Henning, Ross Elliott, Monty Margetts, Charles Maxwell, Robert Williams, Richard Reeves, Yvonne White, Stacy Harris, Jimmy Bates, Ray Walker, True Ellison
screenplay by Vernon E.Clark, Whitney Ellsworth, based on characters created by Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel and a comicbook published by DC Comics

TV-pilot
Superboy, Superman

review by
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Jimmy Drake gets embarrassed when he has to do a report in front of his class about his dad's occupation, and his dad has amounted to nithing more than the doorman of the local movietheatre. Of course, Jimmy's dad has also had to bring the boy up on his own, and he takes correspondence classes to become an artist, but that just doesn'T cross Jimmy's mind during his report ...

In the meantime, 3 gangsters are planning a raid on Jimmy's dad's movietheatre because it is displaying a fortune worth in diamonds for some movie premiere. Their plan is pretty ingenious of course, one of them, Shifty, is to engage the local sheriff in a shootout out in the desert, and will see to it that the sheriff will call Superbox (John Rockwell), the local superhero, for assistance, while the other two engage in the actual raid, which should be a cinch with Superboy out of the way. Sure, Shifty gets a few months in the slammer, but he'll leave prison a rich man ...

The plan works beautifully, except for one flaw: Jimmy's dad, the movietheatre doorman, has seen the two robbers, too, and now he draws them, just like he has learned in correspondence school - pretty accurate drawings, too - and after the two crooks find their mugs displayed in all the newspapers all over the country, they decide to kill that pesky cinema doorman - and walk right into a trap set up by Superboy.

And Jimmy Drake?

All of a sudden, he's mighty proud of his dad ...

 

After George Reeves' death in 1959 put an end to the then rather popular series Adventures of Superman, someone in charge must have thought it might be a good idea to try to repeat that series' success with a depiction of the early (as in high school) adventures of Superman, or rather Superboy. Sounds reasonable enough, and worked to some degree in comics, but this pilot was never picked up for a series ... and the reasons are very easy to spot: It's a bit too old-fashioned even for 1961 regarding the values it transports ("always be proud of your father"), it's to strong on message and weak on action to keep the viewer interested, and its Superboy remains totally bland (something that never was the case with George Reeves' Superman). Thus, the result is nothing but a pedestrian smalltown story with a superhero thrown in.

Disappointing!

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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