Debuting on March 12, 1940, The Adventures of Superman was an instant hit. It starred Clayton "Bud" Collyer in the dual roles of Superman and Clark Kent, and was a radio mainstay until its final episode in March 1951. In all, "Bud" Collyer played his most famous roles in more than 2,000 episodes.
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"The long-running adventure serial...was one of the hallmarks of the Golden Age of radio....Superman was never able to fly as high on television as he had for an adventure-filled decade in radio's theater of the imagination." (Anthony Tollin, "Superman on Radio")
It ranks rather high as the quality of the restored production is amazing.
Superman/Clark Kent as the versatility of the actor Bud Collier really shines through.
The narrator and the other actors all had an air of suspense in their voices, gave the episode real drama and intensity.
I rooted for the little guy in this story Jimmy Olsen.
It was a good stand alone episode, A welcome refreshing change form the series stories that I have also heard of this title.
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