- X 2019
Adventures of Superman - Mystery in Wax
Bernard Luber, Robert Maxwell, Barney Sarecky (associate) for Motion Pictures for Television
directed by Lee Sholem
starring George Reeves, Phyllis Coates, John Hamilton, Mira McKinney, Lester Sharpe, Robert Shayne, Stephen Carr
screenplay by Ben Peter Freeman, based on the comicbook created by Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, published by DC Comics
Superman, Superman (George Reeves), Adventures of Superman
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Madam Selena (Mira McKinney) runs a wax museum with an added extra
attraction: Every now and again she announces the death of one member in
the audience, and within the next 6 months, this audience-member kills
himself. Interestingly, the police doesn't think much of it, only Clark
Kent (George Reeves) can't help but investigate - and soon comes up with
one fact: All of Madam Selena's victims are of the same height and build
as her husband Andrew (Lester Sharpe). Thing is, the next victim of Madam
Selena's predictions is supposed to be Perry White (John Hamilton), Kent's
boss ... and sure enough, he kills himself as well. Clark though soon puts
two and two together, figures all of Madam Selena's victims have
committed suicide on the same spot and neither body has been actually
found - so it might be that hubby Andrew only faked the deaths wearing wax
But while Kent is still figuring that out, his colleague Lois Lane
(Phyllis Coates) has already sneaked into the secret basement of the wax
museum, where she finds Perry White and Madam Selena's other victims very
much alive but locked away in cages ... but unfortunately, Lois is caught
and locked into a cage as well. In the end, of course, Superman saves the
But why did Madam Selena do it?
Publicity, that's why.
Of course, the plot of this film is very silly and comicbook-like -
which is quite ok since the series as such is of course based on a
comicbook. And keeping that in mind and accepting the over-the-top
plotelements based on that, this is actually a quite entertaining and