Atom Man vs. Superman (1950) was a Science Fiction - Adventure Film directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet and produced by Sam Katzman.
Atom Man vs. Superman (1950, Spencer Gordon Bennet)By Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 5, 2018 From The Stop Button
Lyle Talbot is the best thing about Atom Man vs. Superman. Overall, he might even give the best performance?he flubs some material, but it?s better material than his only serious competitor, Noel Neill, ever gets. There aren?t great performances in Atom Man vs. Superman. The serial wouldn?t know wha... Read full article
Atom Man vs. Superman (1950, Spencer Gordon Bennet), Chapter 15: Superman Saves the UniverseBy Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 4, 2018 From The Stop Button
There?s more Lyle Talbot dealing with bad employees than anything approaching universe-saving in Superman Saves the Universe. There?s another earthquake sequence, with Kirk Alyn actually on a disaster set saving people, but it?s midway through the chapter and the finale doesn?t top that sequence. Ta... Read full article
Atom Man vs. Superman (1950, Spencer Gordon Bennet), Chapter 14: Rocket of VengeanceBy Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 2, 2018 From The Stop Button
Rocket of Vengeance is all filler. It opens with Kirk Alyn and Noel Neill trying to find Lyle Talbot?s base. Talbot?s trying to stop the intruding cops and reporters?though he never attacks the (off-screen) coppers?with his various bits of technological terror. One such terror hits Alyn and Neill?s ... Read full article
Atom Man vs. Superman (1950, Spencer Gordon Bennet), Chapter 13: Atom Man’s Flying SaucersBy Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 29, 2018 From The Stop Button
All throughout Atom Man?s Flying Saucers, I was waiting for the flying saucers. Why would Atom Man?Lex Luthor (Lyle Talbot)?have flying saucers? Because, as Talbot explains at one point, the final phase of his plan is to go up in his spaceship and attack Earth. He?ll be taking some of his goons with... Read full article
Atom Man vs. Superman (1950, Spencer Gordon Bennet), Chapter 12: Atom Man Strikes!By Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 27, 2018 From The Stop Button
Most of Atom Man Strikes! is Noel Neill?s. After an awesome cliffhanger resolution?awesome in terms of the Superman special effects (easily the best in the serial thus far)?Neill starts secretly investigating her coworkers. Kirk Alyn finds the secret compartment in the TV van, where the bad guys spy... Read full article
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The face of Lyle Talbot, who portrayed Lex Luthor in this serial, was used in the comic books as the actual face of Luthor until the 1960s, when a much thinner version of Luthor was premiered.
In chapter one the shot of Luthor destroying the bridge is actual footage of the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge that opened in 1940 (also known as "Galloping Gertie"). The footage used is that of the bridge in its final moments prior to its collapse on November 7, 1940, shot on 16mm Kodachrome motion picture film by Barney Elliott and Harbine Monroe of a Tacoma-area camera shop.
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