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Director: Dave Fleischer
Release Date: 
June 15, 1942

Electric Earthquake © ParamountIn the seventh Superman short New York is threatened by – whattaya know? – an evil scientist. But this evil scientist is more original than all the others before him: he is of Native American origin and he claims Manhattan for his own people.

Nonetheless, like all other evil scientists before him, he has a machine. His ridiculous machine causes earthquakes by using electricity. Oddly enough, the scientist first makes his threats at the Daily Planet. And when he returns to his secret hideout, Lois, of course, follows him. In his laboratory below sea level the scientist makes Lois watch the destruction of the city.

Luckily, Superman saves Manhattan by destroying the machine. However, he’s only able to rescue Lois because the scientist tells him that she’s still down in his laboratory, which is rapidly filling with water…

In any case the result is yet another routine entry.

Watch ‘Electric Earthquake’ yourself and tell me what you think:

This is Superman film No. 7
To the previous Superman film: The Magnetic Telescope
To the next Superman film: Volcano

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