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Born George Brewer in Woodstock, Iowa, on January 5, 1914, actor George Reeves's parents divorced soon after his birth. His mother eventually moved to Pasadena, California, where Reeves was raised, and soon remarried. Reeves' stepfather adopted him, changing his last name to Bessolo. After a stint in college, he was discovered for his role as Stuart Tarleton in David O. Selznick's Gone With the Wind while appearing at the Pasadena Community Playhouse in 1938. While studying at the playhouse, Reeves met actress Ellanora Needles, whom he married in 1940. The couple worked together in several plays and the films The Leather Burners (1943; with William Boyd) and Winged Victory (1944; with Jeanne Crain). Reeves was under contract to Paramount, and after acting in more than 20 films, he became a box-office attraction in the film So Proudly We Hail.

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Mid 1940s Paramount portrait of George Reeves

During World War II, Reeves enlisted in the Army Air Corps, and also made war training films. But by the time Reeves' hitch was up, his popularity and film career had vanished. He returned to Paramount following the war, but the studio released him in 1948. By the late 1940s, Reeves was left struggling with "B" programmers such as Jungle Goddess (1948; with Wanda McKay) and Jungle Jim (1948; with Johnny Weissmuller) and many early television appearances, beginning in 1949. This put an undue strain on his marriage, and by 1950 Reeves and his wife parted company.

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Gone with the Wind (1943)

Fred Crane, Vivien Leigh, and George Reeves

With Fred Crane and Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind

So Proudly We Hail (1943)

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George Reeves in Paramount's So Proudly We Hail

Jungle Goddess (1948)

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Reeves in a still from the low budget adventure Jungle Goddess with Wanda McKay and Ralph Byrd. This film aired on Mystery Science Theater 3000 during season two

The Adventures of Sir Galahad (1949)

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From the 15-chapter Columbia serial The Adventures of Sir Galahad

The Mutineers (1949)

George Reeves and Adele Jergens

With Adele Jergens in the Columbia adventure The Mutineers

Superman and the Mole Men (1951)

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Reeves with Phyllis Coates in Superman and the Mole Men, Reeves' first outing as Superman

The Adventures of Superman (1952-1958 TV Series) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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LEFT: Cast photo from 1954 with John Hamilton, Jack Larson, and Noel Neill. CENTER: Reeves jumps out of a window in an early episode. RIGHT: Reeves lifts a 1957 Plymouth from the show's final season

George Reeves replaced Kirk Alyn as the Man of Steel in the 1951 film Superman and the Mole Men. Its success led to Reeves being cast in the TV show, for which he is now best remembered. The series was released in September 1952 and became an instant success. Midway through the run of the series, production switched from black-and-white to color, a surprising move for a TV show in the mid 1950s. After 104 episodes, the show was canceled in 1958.

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Reeves' career went into decline following the cancellation of the series in 1957. However, in 1959 Reeves struck a deal with producers to film another season of the series. Sadly, he was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on June 16, 1959. Although officially a suicide, mystery has clouded the circumstances of Reeves' death. He was quite a ladykiller, and for years had an affair with Toni Mannix, the wife of MGM executive E.J. "Eddie" Mannix. Toni Mannix was very generous with Reeves, buying him cars and even a house. In 1958 Reeves severed ties with Mannix (who was eight years his senior) and announced his engagement to Lenore Lemmon, a hard-drinking socialite. It has been speculated that either Toni Mannix or Lenore Lemmon may have been involved with his death, but nothing has ever been proved. Many people confuse George Reeves with Steve Reeves, the actor who became famous for portraying Hercules in several late 1950s Italian fustos. George Reeves and Steve Reeves were unrelated.

To many kids in the 1940s, Clayton "Bud" Collyer was the Man of Steel; Collyer and Joan Alexander (as Lois Lane) were the voices of the Mutual Radio series The Adventures of Superman from 1940 through 1951. The team voiced about 20 early 1940s Superman cartoons as well. Nevertheless, Collyer was never seriously considered for either the Superman films or TV show because he was based in New York, as was Joan Alexander, and simply didn't have the physical presence to portray Superman. More importantly, Collyer had his hands full with his growing popularity as a game show host, first on radio with Winner Take All (1945), and on television with Beat the Clock (1951-1958) and To Tell the Truth (1957-1967). Collyer and Alexander teamed up once again for The New Adventures of Superman, a cartoon series produced from 1966-1967. In 1967, the show grew to an hour and was renamed The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure and lasted through 1969. Collyer continued to be the voice of Superman in cartoons until he passed away from natural causes at age 60 in 1969. Joan Alexander also did time on game shows, appearing as a regular panelist on the ABC-TV quiz show The Name's the Same from 1951-1955. Alexander passed away in 2009 at the age of 94.

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TELEVISION
Golden Age Of Television, Vol. 8 [DVD] DVD
A pre-Superman George Reeves plays an Army private in WWII France who finds two unexpected treasures--a bag filled with gems and a beautiful French woman named Odette--in "Kelly" (1950), an episode from the anthology series "Kraft Television Theatre." E.G. Marshall, Olive Deering co-star. And when an insurance firm's new computer's report links five "accidental" deaths of new brides, accountant Larry Blyden tries to prevent a sixth in the "The Chevy Mystery Show" thriller "The Machine Calls It Murder" (1960). With Everett Sloane. 107 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Adventures Of Superman: The Complete First Season [DVD](1952) DVD
All 26 episodes from the debut season--including "Superman on Earth," "The Monkey Mystery," "The Runaway Robot," "Riddle of the Chinese Jade," and the two-part "The Unknown People"--are featured in a five-disc set. Also includes Supes' first feature, "Superman and the Mole-Men" (1951), which finds the Man of Steel battling a race of dwarfish subterranean creatures. 11 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.
Adventures Of Superman: The Complete Second Season [DVD](1953) DVD
All 26 episodes from the second season--including "Five Minutes to Doom," "A Ghost for Scotland Yard," "Panic in the Sky," "The Golden Vulture," and "Around the World with Superman"--are featured in a five-disc set. 11 1/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; documentary; audio commentary on selected episodes; bonus promo episode.
Adventures Of Superman: The Complete Third And Fourth Seasons [DVD](1955) DVD
All 26 episodes from the third and fourth seasons--including "Through the Time Barrier," "Great Caesar's Ghost," "Clark Kent, Outlaw," "The Wedding of Superman," and "The Jolly Roger"--are featured in a five-disc set. 11 3/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; featurettes.
Adventures Of Superman: The Complete Fifth And Sixth Seasons [DVD](1957) DVD
All 13 episodes from the fifth season and all 13 episodes from the sixth and final season--including "Peril in Paris," "The Stolen Elephant," "Whatever Goes Up," "The Last Knight," and "All That Glitters"--are featured in a five-disc set. 11 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; featurette.
Adventures Of Superman: Seasons 1-6 [DVD] DVD

FILM
Look, Up In The Sky!: The Amazing Story Of Superman (2006) [DVD] DVD
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a high-flying documentary tribute to the Man of Steel. Follow Superman's rich history and evolution, starting with his creation by Cleveland teens Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in the 1930s to his appearances in comic books, cartoons, radio, TV, and the movies. 110 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: French, Spanish.
G.I. Scare Films, Vol. 1 [DVD] DVD
This menagerie of gross, campy and hilarious help films produced by Uncle Sam includes "First Aid for All Hands" (1958), about how to spot a wounded soldier; "Medical Defense Against Chemical Warfare: Gas Attack First-Aid" (1958); "Chemical Warfare Decontamination: Personnel" (1954); a short with George Reeves and DeForest Kelley; and others.
G.I. Scare Films, Vol. 2 [DVD] DVD
You don't need military experience to get scared watching "Abandon Ship" (1943), a Navy primer on how to be safe from sharks, burning oil and Japanese fighter planes; "Damage Control: Shipboard Fire Fighting, Basic" (1960); "A Physical Fitness Program for the United States Navy"; and "Sex Hygiene" (1941), a film with disturbing images but a healthy George Reeves.
Gone With The Wind (70th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray](1939)
One of the best-loved films of all time, producer David O. Selznick's grand-scale adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's bestseller won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress. Rural Georgia during the Civil War and the Reconstruction provides the backdrop for the epic love triangle between coquettish Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh), gambler-rogue Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), and gentleman farmer Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard). Olivia de Havilland and Hattie McDaniel co-star. 3 3/4 hrs. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby TrueHD 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; audio commentary.
Gone With The Wind (Two-Disc 70th Anniversary Edition) [DVD](1939) DVD
One of the best-loved films of all time, producer David O. Selznick's grand-scale adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's bestseller won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress. Rural Georgia during the Civil War and the Reconstruction provides the backdrop for the epic love triangle between coquettish Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh), gambler-rogue Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), and gentleman farmer Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard). Olivia de Havilland and Hattie McDaniel co-star. 3 3/4 hrs. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; audio commentary. Two-disc set.
Four Wives [DVD](1939) DVD
In this sequel to "Four Daughters," the saga of the Lemp family continues. As children Ann, Kay, Thea, and Emma overcome their problems and begin to find love, their father Adam starts to let go. But when Ann discovers that she is pregnant with her late husband's child, her new engagement-and all of the characters lives-are unexpectedly complicated. Priscilla Lane, Rosemary Lane, Lola Lane, Claude Rains, and John Garfield star. 99 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Four Daughters Movie Series Collection [DVD] DVD
Four-disc set includes "Four Daughters," "Four Wives," "Daughters Courageous," and "Four Mothers."
Torrid Zone [DVD](1940) DVD
With his Central American banana business in danger after his workers are scared off by armed revolutionaries and lured away by sultry saloon singer Ann Sheridan, plantation owner Pat O'Brien must convince ex-foreman James Cagney, about to return to the States, to stay and help save his operation. Lively and light-hearted adventure/comedy also stars George Tobias, Helen Vinson, Andy Devine. 88 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; newsreel footage; bonus shorts "Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra" (1940), "Pony Express Days" (1940), "A Wild Hare" (1940); theatrical trailers.
Blood And Sand [Blu-ray](1941)
Tyrone Power inherits the role made famous by Rudolph Valentino, playing the son of a famous matador who finds fame, fortune, and happiness following in his father's footsteps, only to have it taken away when a society girl averts his attention from the ring and his longtime sweetheart. Rita Hayworth, Linda Darnell, Anthony Quinn, and Laird Cregar also star. 125 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English DTS HD mono Master Audio, Spanish Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish; audio commentary.
Blood And Sand [DVD](1941) DVD
Tyrone Power inherits the role made famous by Rudolph Valentino, playing the son of a famous matador who finds fame, fortune and happiness following in his father's footsteps, only to have it taken away when a society girl averts his attention from the ring and his longtime sweetheart. Rita Hayworth, Linda Darnell, Anthony Quinn, and Laird Cregar also star. 125 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; featurette; photo gallery.
The Strawberry Blonde [DVD](1941) DVD
James Cagney shines in this classic romantic comedy set in 1890s New York City as an ex-convict/dentist who is married to former suffragette Olivia de Havilland. When the man responsible for his incarceration years earlier arrives in his office for dental work, Cagney considers getting revenge against him while reflecting on his lost love--strawberry blonde bad girl Rita Hayworth. With Jack Carson, Alan Hale, and Una O'Connor. 97 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; DVD-ROM content.
Charlie Chan, Vol. 5 [DVD] DVD
First, in "Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum" (1940), a surgeon provides Charlie (Sidney Toler) and #2 son Jimmy (Victor Sen Yung) with a tantalizing mystery. With Henry Gordon. Chan uncovers a sabotage ring within the airline industry in "Murder Over New York" (1940). Stars Toler, Sen Yung. "Charlie Chan in Panama" (1940) finds our hero frantically attempting to stop an evil plot while posing as a government employee. Toler, Jean Rogers star. Then, in "Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise" (1940), the gumshoe solves killings while on a boat voyage from Honolulu to San Francisco. Stars Toler, Sen Yung, Robert Lowery. Next, in "Dead Men Tell" (1941), Chan races to figure out who caused an elderly woman's death. With Toler, Sheila Ryan. "Charlie Chan in Rio" (1941) has the detective helping the Brazilian police solve two baffling slayings. With Toler, Mary Beth Hughes. Lastly, Chan is summoned to a "Castle In The Desert" (1942) when a killing occurs. Toler, Sen Yung star. 7 1/2 hrs. total on four discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; featurette; photo gallery; theatrical trailers.
Hopalong Cassidy, Vol. 3 [DVD] DVD
"In Old Colorado" (1941) finds hard-working ranch owner Ma Woods about to lose her spread thanks to her foreman's underhanded doings, leaving it up to Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd) and his pals to save the day. With Russell Hayden, Andy Clyde. It's fast-paced frontier action as Cassidy and California attempt to get the goods on a scheming rustler who's turned an abandoned mine into an underground cattle pen, in "Leather Burners" (1943). Features early appearances by Robert Mitchum and George Reeves. Next, what's worse than a gang of stagecoach robbers? How about a gang of singing stagecoach robbers? It's a musical "Stagecoach War" (1940), and only Hoppy can change these outlaws' tune. It's indeed a "Sinister Journey" (1948) for (1948) for Cassidy when he has to go undercover to bring a band of murderousoutlaws to justice. Also stars Clyde, Rand Brooks. And, after his father suffers a heart attack caused by a group of thieves, Cassidy enlists Lucky's help to catch the crooks, in "The Showdown" (1940). 5 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.
Hopalong Cassidy, Vol. 6 [DVD] DVD
When one of Hopalong Cassidy's cowhands falls under the spell of a hypnotist and gets involved with some dubious activities, Hoppy tries to stop him and his new pals, in "Silent Conflict" (1948). William Boyd, Andy Clyde star. Next, "Hoppy Serves a Writ" (1943), that is, if bad guy Robert Mitchum will let him! Hoppy's a sheriff who must figure out a way to lure an outlaw gang out of Oklahoma so they can be brought to justice. Victor Jory, George Reeves also star. It's not one of the "Secrets of the Wasteland" (1941) that Hopalong Cassidy will always fight for what's right, as seen here when he helps Chinese immigrants settle their land and fend up some scurrilous saddlesores. Cassidy is a rancher who whips out his pistols and his fists to deal with some rascally rustlers, in "Mystery Man" (1944). And, aren't folks supposed to relax on a vacation? Apparently no one told that to Cassidy because "Hoppy's Holiday" (1947) to Mesa City has him dealing with bank robbers who make their getaway with one of them thar newfangled horseless carriages! 5 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.
Hopalong Cassidy, Vol. 5 [DVD] DVD
There's trouble brewing along the U.S.-Mexico border, and it's up to Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd) to become (what else?) an "Undercover Man" (1942) and learn who's stirring up ill feelings with a series of robberies. The "Three Men from Texas" (1940) are Cassidy, California and Lucky, and their mission in this frontier actioner is to keep is to keep a bad guy (Morris Ankrum) from gaining control of the Texas-Mexico border. Then, Hoppy and the Bar 20 gang go up against some rustlers raiding their friend's ranch, in "Stick to Your Guns" (1941). When three dead people turn up at a frontier hotel, it's up to Cassidy to chase down the killers, in "The Dead Don't Dream" (1948). Clyde and Rand Brooks also star. And no, "Colt Comrades" (1943) is not another book about the old days of Baltimore football by Art Donovan. It's Cassidy and California as oil prospectors whose discovery of an underground well threatens bad guy Victor Jory's local water monopoly. Look for George Reeves and Robert Mitchum in early screen roles. 5 2/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.
Hopalong Cassidy, Vol. 8 [DVD] DVD
The Wild West meets the Middle East when Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd) is sent to Arabia to buy horses and winds up getting mixed up with a sheik and foiling a kidnapping scheme, in "Outlaws of the Desert" (1941). Future "Cisco Kid" Duncan Renaldo co-stars. Then, when Cassidy's friend Breezy is wrongly accused of robbing a bank and flees into the hills, Hoppy rides into town to prove his buddy's innocence and catch the real crooks, in "Lost Canyon" (1942). "Bar 20" (1943) refers to Hoppy's ranch, and in this action-packed oater his plans to buy some cattle for his spread hit a snag when he first must corral a gang of stagecoach robbers. With Andy Clyde and George Reeves. "The Eagle's Brood" (1935) finds sheriff Cassidy promising an outlaw who saved his life that he'll find the man's kidnapped grandson. "Gabby" Hayes also stars. Finally, Cassidy is more than just "O.K." as a "Lumberjack" (1944) who heads up to the High Sierras to make sure a logging company owner's widow can fulfill her contracts and get the timber delivered on time. 5 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.
The Kansan [DVD](1943) DVD
A stranger en route to the west coast stops in a small Kansas town and is wounded in a gunfight with the James Gang. Waking up to find himself "elected" the new marshal, he must battle a villainous banker out to run the town. Richard Dix, Jane Wyatt, Albert Dekker and Victor Jury star. 80 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Hopalong Cassidy, Vol. 1 [DVD] DVD
Texas Ranger Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd) tries to stop a ruthless mine owner who uses Mexicans as slave laborers, in "Border Patrol" (1943). Robert Mitchum, in his film debut, also stars. Then, damsel-in-distress Minna Gombell's wagon line will be a "Doomed Caravan" (1941), and only Cassidy can stop nefarious schemes of some rascally businessmen. With Andy Clyde, Russell Hayden. In "Fool's Gold" (1947), a gang of owlhoots is trying to lead the son of Hoppy's Army buddy into a life of crime, until Cassidy sets him straight. With Jane Randolph, Stephen Barclay. He's no Ali Baba, but Cassidy needs no magic words to deal with the "Forty Thieves" (1944) a crooked town boss brings in to tangle with the black-clad hero. Douglass Dumbrille and future screen Superman Kirk Alyn also star. And, the titular "Hidden Gold" (1940) is actually out in the open, as are the villainous plans of the rannies who swipe it from miners and stagecoaches. With Hayden, Roy Barcroft. 5 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.
Michael Shayne Mysteries, Vol. 1 [DVD] DVD
From 1940 to 1942, Lloyd Nolan brought criminals to justice as Brett Halliday's hard-hitting gumshoe Michael Shayne. This two-disc collection starts with the series opener "Michael Shayne, Private Detective" (1940), in which Nolan is accused of killing the boyfriend of the racetrack mogul's daughter he was hired to watch. Marjorie Weaver co-stars. Next, a cross-country train ride with a murder trial witness is fraught with danger in "Sleepers West" (1941), with Nolan, Mary Beth Hughes and Lynn Bari. Nolan seeks diamond smugglers sabotaging the war effort on a Hawaii-bound ocean liner in "Blue, White and Perfect" (1942), with Hughes and George Reeves. And Nolan breaks up a phony spiritualist operation in "The Man Who Wouldn't Die" (1942), co-starring Weaver. 4 2/3 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English; featurettes.
So Proudly We Hail! [DVD](1943) DVD
A trio of Army nurses (Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake) is followed from Pearl Harbor to Bataan and the Pacific Front in this unusual, moving WWII flagwaver that mixes action and pathos with comedy and romance. George Reeves, Walter Abel and Sonny Tufts (in his film debut) also star. 126 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; theatrical trailer.
Buckskin Frontier [DVD](1943) DVD
An action-packed Western, as Lee J. Cobb tries to prevent a railroad man from blasting a trail through his covered-wagon empire. Also stars Richard Dix, Max Baer. 75 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
George Reeves Double Feature [DVD] DVD
Two action-packed films starring a pre-Superman George Reeves! First, Reeves plays a pilot who ventures deep into the African jungle to find a rich man's daughter after her plane crashes. When he and his partner find her, worshipped by the native who rescued her, will they be able to escape with the "Jungle Goddess" (1948)? Ralph Byrd, Wanda McKay also star. Next, there's "Thunder in the Pines" (1948) when loggers Reeves and Byrd vie for the love of a mail-order bride. Which man gets to keep her is decided by a contest to see who can cut down the most trees! Lyle Talbot, Denise Darcel co-star. 164 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; filmography; featurettes; photo gallery.
Bob Hope Collection, Vol. 2 [DVD] DVD
In "The Great Lover" (1949), Bob Hope intervenes when a card sharp cleans out an amiable old duke. Rhonda Fleming, Roland Young co-star. "Son of Paleface" (1952) stars Hope as a Harvard grad who goes West to claim his pa's inheritance. With Jane Russell, Roy Rogers. Hope takes a "Paris Holiday" (1958) to buy a French play, but gets mixed up with gangsters and Anita Ekberg! Co-stars French comic Fernandel and director Preston Sturges. Stuck on a Pacific island during World War II, Army sergeant Hope tries to boost morale by bringing in pretty nurses. "The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell" (1968) co-stars Phyllis Diller, Gina Lollobrigida. After 20 years of matrimonial life, Bob and Jane Wyman plan to divorce, but their daughter suddenly announces her engagement, turning things from bad to hilarious. "How to Commit Marriage" (1969) co-stars Jackie Gleason, Tina Louise. In "Cancel My Reservation" (1972), New York talk show host Hope goes on vacation at an Arizona ranch, but is accused of murder! Based on a Louis L'Amour novel; with Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Bellamy. 9 1/2 hrs. total on three discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Special Agent [DVD](1949) DVD
Intense thriller involving a railroad special agent's attempts to solve the theft of $100,000 in payroll receipts from a train. The daughter of an engineer killed in the heist teams with the agent and romance eventually ensues. William Eythe, George Reeves and Laura Elliott (aka Kasey Rogers) star. 71 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Rancho Notorious [DVD](1952) DVD
His fiancee killed during a robbery, a rancher (Arthur Kennedy) sets about tracking down the outlaws responsible. His search leads him to a saloon singer (Marlene Dietrich) who runs a horse ranch that doubles as a hideout for crooks on the run. Posing as an escaped prisoner, can Kennedy smoke the culprits out? Director Fritz Lang's western saga also stars Mel Ferrer, Gloria Henry, Jack Elam, and George Reeves. 89 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Blue Gardenia [DVD](1953) DVD
A blind date leads to murder in this classic noir suspenser from director Fritz Lang. Anne Baxter wakes from a hangover to discover that playboy Raymond Burr, with whom she went out the night before, was found slain in his apartment and she is the mysterious "Blue Gardenia" sought by police. Baxter desperately turns to newspaper columnist Richard Conte for help in learning if she is in fact the killer. With Ann Sothern and Nat King Cole, who sings the title song. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
From Here To Eternity [Blu-ray](1953)
Director Fred Zinnemann's classic drama of the lives, loves, and conflicts of the men and women at a Pearl Harbor Army base shortly before the 1941 Japanese attack won eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, and both supporting roles. Montgomery Clift is the rebellious private, Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr the surf-swept lovers; with Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra, and Ernest Borgnine. 118 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English DTS HS 5.1 Master Audio, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Japanese; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Mandarin, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish; audio commentary; "making of" documentary; bonus footage; more.
From Here To Eternity [DVD](1953) DVD
Classic drama of the men and women at a Pearl Harbor Army base shortly before the Japanese attack won eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Director and both supporting roles. Montgomery Clift is the rebellious officer, Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr the surf-swept lovers. With Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra, and Ernest Borgnine; directed by Fred Zinnemann. 118 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby mono, French, Portuguese, Spanish; Subtitles: English, Chinese, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai; audio commentary; "making of" featurette; production notes; filmographies; theatrical trailers; scene access; more.

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FILM
*Superman (1973) an edited compilation of color Superman episodes; with Joi Lansing
Westward Ho the Wagons! (1956) with Fess Parker, Kathleen Crowley, Jeff York, and Sebastian Cabot
Stamp Day for Superman (1954), a 45-minute feature to promote U.S. Savings Bonds
*Superman and the Jungle Devil (1954)
*Superman Flies Again (1954)
*Superman in Exile (1954)
*Superman in Scotland Yard (1954)
*Superman's Peril (1954)
The Blue Gardenia (1953) with Anne Baxter, Ann Sothern, Jeff Donnell, and Raymond Burr
Forever Female (1953) with Ginger Rogers and William Holden
Rancho Notorious (1952) with Marlene Dietrich
Bugles in the Afternoon (1952) with Ray Milland and Hugh Marlowe
Superman and the Mole Men (1951) with Phyllis Coates
The Good Humor Man (1950) with Jack Carson, Lola Albright, and Richard Egan
The Great Lover (1949) with Bob Hope and Rhonda Fleming
Samson and Delilah (1949) with Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature
Special Agent (1949) with Kasey Rogers and Virginia Christine
The Adventures of Sir Galahad (1949) with Nelson Leigh and Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
The Mutineers (1949) with Jon Hall and Adele Jergens
Thunder in the Pines (1948) with Ralph Byrd, Greg McClure, Denise Darcel, and Lyle Talbot
Jungle Goddess (1948) with Ralph Byrd, Wanda McKay, and Armida; once aired on Mystery Science Theater 3000
Jungle Jim (1948) with Johnny Weissmuller and Virginia Grey
The Sainted Sisters (1948) with Veronica Lake, Joan Caulfield, Barry Fitzgerald, William Demarest, Beulah Bondi, and Chill Wills
Variety Girl (1947)
Airborne Lifeboat (1945) with Barry Nelson
Winged Victory (1944) with Lee J. Cobb and Judy Holliday
The Last Will and Testament of Tom Smith (1943) Reeves made this informational film as part of the war effort
The Leather Burners (1943)
Bar 20 (1943) with William Boyd and Robert Mitchum
Border Patrol (1943) with William Boyd and Robert Mitchum
Buckskin Frontier (1943) with Lee J. Cobb, Robert Dix, Lola Lane, and Albert Dekker
Colt Comrades (1943) with William Boyd and Robert Mitchum
Hoppy Serves a Writ (1943)
So Proudly We Hail! (1943) with Claudette Colbert, Veronica Lake, Paulette Goddard, Barbara Britton, and Sonny Tufts
The Mad Martindales (1942) with Jane Withers and Gig Young
Sex Hygiene (1942) with Robert Lowery
Blue, White and Perfect (1942) with Lloyd Nolan and Mary Beth Hughes
Blood and Sand (1941) with Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth, Alla Nazimova, Anthony Quinn, J. Carrol Naish, Lynn Bari, and John Carradine
Dead Men Tell (1941) with Sidney Toler and Sheila Ryan
Lydia (1941) with Merle Oberon, Alan Marshal, and Joseph Cotten
Man at Large (1941) with Steven Geray, Elisha Cook Jr., Minerva Urecal, and Barbara Pepper
The Strawberry Blonde (1941) with James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth, Alan Hale, Jack Carson, and George Tobias
Meet the Fleet (1940) with Robert Armstrong and Herbert Anderson
Argentine Nights (1940) with the Ritz Brothers and the Andrews Sisters
Ladies Must Live (1940) with Wayne Morris, Rosemary Lane, and William Hopper
Pony Express Days (1940)
The Lady and the Lug (1940) with Elsa Maxwell
Virginia City (1940)
'Til We Meet Again (1940)
Always a Bride (1940) with Rosemary Lane
Calling All Husbands (1940) with George Tobias
Father is a Prince (1940)
The Fighting 69th (1940)
Gambling On the High Seas (1940)
Tear Gas Squad (1940) with Dennis Morgan, John Payne, and Frank Wilcox
Throwing a Party (1940)
Torrid Zone (1940) with James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Pat O'Brien, Andy Devine, Jerome Cowan, and George Tobias
Gone with the Wind (1939) with Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Evelyn Keyes, Ann Rutherford, Hattie McDaniel, Butterfly McQueen, and Victor Jory
The Monroe Doctrine (1939)
Espionage Agent (1939)
Ride, Cowboy, Ride (1939)
Smashing the Money Ring (1939)
*These films are edited episodes of The Adventures of Superman

TELEVISION SERIES
The Adventures of Superman, the 1953-1957 syndicated TV series, with Jack Larson, Noel Neill, and Phyllis Coates (1953 only); 104 episodes. The show was shot first in black-and-white and later in color.

TELEVISION GUEST APPEARANCES
I Love Lucy, episode Lucy and Superman, originally aired January 14, 1957
The Ford Television Theatre, episode Heart of Gold, originally aired December 25, 1952
Kraft Television Theatre, episode Six by Six, originally aired August 6, 1952
Fireside Theatre, episode Hurry, Hurry, originally aired March 25, 1952
Lights Out, episode Leda's Portrait, originally aired March 12, 1951
Suspense, episode The Brush Off, originally aired November 14, 1950
The Web, episode Talk of the Town, originally aired September 13, 1950
Lights Out, episode The Ides of April, originally aired August 28, 1950
The Web, episode Home for Christmas, originally aired August 15, 1950
Kraft Television Theatre, episode Feathers in a Gale, originally aired August 9, 1950
Starlight Theatre, episode The Great Nonentity, originally aired July 20, 1950
Kraft Television Theatre, episode The Wind Is Ninety, originally aired June 28, 1950
The Trap, episode Sentence of Death, originally aired May 27, 1950
Kraft Television Theatre, episode Storm in a Teacup, originally aired May 17, 1950
Starlight Theatre, episode White Mail, originally aired April 23, 1950
Suspense, episode Murder at the Mardi Gras, originally aired April 18, 1950
Believe It or Not, episode Journey Through the Darkness, originally aired March 1, 1950
Kraft Television Theatre, episode Kelly, originally aired January 25, 1950
Suspense, episode The Bomber Command, originally aired January 10, 1950
The Silver Theatre, episode The First Show of 1950, originally aired January 2, 1950
Actor's Studio, episode The Midway, originally aired December 13, 1949
Kraft Television Theatre, episode Seen But Not Heard, originally aired November 30, 1949
The Silver Theatre, episode Silent as the Grave, originally aired November 21, 1949
Suspense, episode The Thin Edge of Violence, originally aired November 15, 1949
Actor's Studio, episode O'Halloran's Luck, originally aired November 8, 1949
The Clock, episode Payment on Time, originally aired October 19, 1949

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Everything there is to know about the Man of Steel! This site includes lots of information about the actors who have portrayed Superman, including George Reeves, Bud Collyer, Christopher Reeve, Kirk Alyn, and many more. Plus, there's information about the actresses who have portrayed Lois Lane, addresses of actors from the Superman films and TV series, and more.

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