Superman became the most popular movie serial of all time and was followed up in 1950 with another 15-chapter serial, Atom Man vs. Superman. This featured the first on-screen appearance of that brilliant scientific madman, Lex Luthor. Luthor was played by an impressively stern Lyle Talbot, who says of the series "our approach was never to kid it - this had to be for real."
With the aid of a device which can transfer a person from one place to another instantly, Lex plans to rule the world.
Kirk Alyn .... Superman/Clark Kent
Noel Neill .... Lois Lane
Lyle Talbot .... Luthor/The Atom Man
Tommy Bond .... Jimmy Olsen
Pierre Watkin .... Perry White
Jack Ingram .... Foster (dapper henchman)
Don C. Harvey .... Albor (lab henchman)
Rusty Wescoatt .... Carl (beefy henchman)
Terry Frost .... Baer (medium henchman)
Wally West .... Henchman Dorr [Chs. 1, 6, 9]
Paul Stader .... 'Killer' Lawson [Chs. 1-4] (as Paul Strader)
George Robotham .... Earl, TV truck cameraman-driver [Chs. 11-12]