The Adventures of Superman was a 1952-1958 American television series about Superman, a heroic superhero who fights crime while also maintaining a secret idetity as a mild-mannered reporter for a metropolitan newspaper. The series starred George Reeves as Superman, Noel Neill as Lois Lane, Jack Larson as Jimmy Olsen, and John Hamilton as Perry White.
The Secret of Superman (Season 1, Episode 10)[edit | edit source]
Dr. Ort (Peter Brocco) believes that someone at The Daily Planet knows the truth about Superman's secret identity, so he uses a hypnotic trance-inducing truth serum on the newspaper's staff in an attempt to find out who Superman really is.
Drums of Death (Season 1, Episode 18)[edit | edit source]
Perry and Clark head to Haiti to rescue Jimmy and Perry's sister Kate (Mabel Albertson) from the voodoo priest they were sent to film. The priest hypnotizes Kate and Jimmy to keep them docile, and makes them believe that the flimsy paper chains around their wrists are made of heavy iron.
The Magic Secret (Season 6, Episode 2)[edit | edit source]
A mob boss traps Jimmy and Lois in a pit with movable walls. When Superman arrives to rescue them, the mobster uses a special kryptonite particle gun to weaken the Man of Steel. He then tries to crush the thee heroes by closing the walls of the pit. Superman hypnotizes Lois and makes her body rigid, placing her between the walls like a beam to hold them apart. Jimmy manages to climb out of the pit, sabotaging the kryptonite gun. His powers restored, Superman is able to capture all of the crooks.