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Someone - who later turns out to be a crook by the name of Marden
(Tristram Cofin) - is cheap and cheesy buying plaster statues in every
antique shop in town and has his sidekick Dorn (Phillip Pine) smash them
right there on the spot ... which, while being no crime in any sense, is
of course enough to make reporters Clark Kent (George Reeves) and Lois
Lane (Phyllis Coates) suspicious - so suspicious that Lois eventually
starts smashing plaster statues herself until she finds a key ... upon
which she is kidnapped by Marden and Dorn.
Good thing Kent and police inspector Henderson (Robert Shayne) have
since found out that Marden is behind all this, have taken in his
accomplice Pete (Wade Crosby) for questioning, and learn that Lois is
about to be flown to Marden's secret hideout - and as his alter ego
Superman, Clark stops Marden's plane just in time and manages to free
Lois. Thing is, Marden manages to escape, and he has Lois' key.
Clark figures that all the little things Marden and his men have found
in the plaster statues are part of a puzzle, a puzzle that if solved leads
to the very PO box teh key Lois has found belongs to - and of course,
Clark manages to solve the puzzle. And the next day, when Marden wants to
pick up whatever-it-is from the PO box, inspector Henderson is on site
soon enough with a pair of handcuffs.
But what is whatever-it-is ?
The world's largest ruby, that's what.
Simplistic but nevertheless entertaining half-hour crime-drama, in
which wisely enough, Clark Kent's Superman alter ego plays only a small
role (as in many of the early episodes of Adventures of Superman)
and that concentrates on the story rather than on superhuman deeds - and
the story is quite ok even if it's not 100 percent believable (like, why
would the crooks smash the statues right in the shop when all this causes
is attention, and so on and so forth).