Adventures of Superman (1952–1958): Season 1, Episode 6 - Night of Terror - full transcript

While on vacation, Lois stumbles upon a ring of criminals who are smuggling fugitives into Canada. She and the innkeeper's wife are captured, and it is up to Jimmy and Superman to save them.


than a speeding bullet.

More powerful than a locomotive.

Able to leap tall buildings
at a single bound.

MAN: Look! Up in the
sky! MAN 2: It's a bird!

WOMAN: It's a plane!
MAN 3: It's Superman!

Yes, it's Superman, strange
visitor from another planet

who came to Earth
with powers and abilities

far beyond those of mortal men.

Superman, who can change
the course of mighty rivers,

bend steel in his bare hands,

and who, disguised
as Clark Kent,

mild-mannered reporter for a
great metropolitan newspaper,

fights a never-ending battle

for truth, justice and
the American way!

And now, another
exciting episode

in the Adventures of Superman!




Is anyone here?

Good heavens!

That woman's been
hurt. She's bleeding.

So what?

You let me out of here!

Don't you push me!

She got tough,
and I had to clip her.

Newspaper reporter.

Police card.

She's seen too much.

Where's the phone?
There's none in here.

There's a booth
next to the first cabin.

Put that rod away.

Lock them up in
one of the cabins.

I'm gonna call the boss.

Yeah, she's a
newspaper reporter.

Metropolis, Daily Planet.

Lane, Lois Lane.

We couldn't help it.

She drove in before...

Yeah, I know.

Yeah, sure.

What do you wanna
do that for, boss?

Solley and me can...

Okay, if that's the
way you want it.


What did he say?

You lock the dames
up? Yeah, second cabin.

What did the boss say?

He's sending a torpedo
out to knock them off.

What's the idea? What's
the matter with us?

We ain't good enough, I guess.

Who's he sending?

Some rod that just
blew in from Chicago.

Uh... Baby Face something.

Baby Face Stevens?
Yeah. You know him?

I heard about him. Great kid.
Always making with the jokes.

And you know what? What?

When he does a job,

he takes all the slugs
out of the gun except one.

Never misses.

All I say is he
better get here fast.

This place is hot and wide open.

Anybody's liable to pull in
like that newspaper dame.

Wait a minute.

You get her car out of sight.

I'll fix it so nobody pulls in.


They were talking
down by the last cabin,

the two of them and
Frank, my husband.

I heard a shot and ran out.

I saw Solley...

That's the big one.

Dragging Frank down into
the gully behind the cabin.

Then the other one,
the one they call Mitch,

grabbed me and took
me back into the office

and... then he
hit me in the face

and everything went black.

Mrs. King, what's
behind all this?

I can't help you unless
you tell me everything.

How can you help me?

Frank's dead.

They killed him.

I don't care what happens to me.


You mustn't talk like that.

What's the difference?

The difference is we've
got to get out of this.

Now, please try to
pull yourself together.

That's better.

Now, how did all this start?

Tell me what happened.

They were using this place
as a hideout for criminals.

We're only 20 miles
from the Canadian border.

They'd keep them
here during the daytime

and at night they'd sneak
them over the line into Canada.

We didn't know what they
were doing until tonight.

Take it slowly.

When my husband found out,

he tried to call
the police, and...

they killed him.


One of them is standing
outside the office.

If I could only get to a phone.

Well, there's a booth
by the first cabin, but...

But they'll see you.

Not if I go out the back window.

There's a deep gully there.

Be careful.

I will.

Hello, operator? I want
the police. Hurry, please.

Operator, this is an
emergency. Please hurry.

OPERATOR: I'm sorry,

but the sheriff's
office doesn't answer.

I'll keep trying.

Thank you.

Hello, operator? Operator?

Never mind that call.

Get me the Daily
Planet in Metropolis.

Metropolis 60-500.

And reverse the
charges. Hurry, please!


Hello, Oscar!

CLARK: Just a minute, Jim!

Hello, Jim. Come on in.

How'd you know it was me?

Don't you know that
I have X-ray vision?

Oh, sure! Just like Superman.

That's right!

What's on your mind beside
the Chicago White Sox?

You guessed it!

They playing tonight? Yeah.

Okay, you got a date.

Hot dog!

Too bad Miss Lane's on vacation.

She wanted to see
the Sox play too.

Uh-huh. She get away in time?

In this business?

She didn't get
going till after 3.

No, thanks.

She should have
waited till morning.

That's what I told her.

But she said, "Nothing doing.

The chief might get
an idea overnight."


Kent speaking.


Oh, yes, inspector.


Oh, they did.

All right, I'll be right over.

Where you going?

Police headquarters.

They've got a lead on
that Ellsworth jewel robbery.

I'll see you later.

Hey, what about the ball game?

Don't worry.

What time is it now?
It's 10 minutes after six.

I'll meet you back here at 8:30.



Clark Kent's office,
Jim Olsen speaking.

Jim, this is Lois.

I thought I'd never
get through to you!

Oh, hi, Miss Lane.

Jim, put Clark on.

He just walked out the door.

Well, see if you
can catch him, Jim.

Hurry, please. I'm in trouble.

Hold on!

Hello? Hello?

LOIS: Clark?

No, I couldn't catch
him, Miss Lane.

Jim, listen to me.

Find Clark or the chief.

Tell them I'm at the
Restwell Tourist Cabins.

No, no. Restwell.


It's on Highway 15.

It's in the Blue Hills.

I'm in trouble, Jim, and if...




Hello, Miss Lane?




Operator, I was just talking to
someone and I was disconnected.

No, I don't know the number.

Wait a minute.

The call came from the...

The Restwell Tourist Cabins.

No, I don't want Information.

There isn't time for that.

Look, give me
police headquarters.

Hello. Inspector
Henderson's office.

He's what?

He can't be out!

Well, look.

Look, this is Jim Olsen
from the Daily Planet.

Mr. Kent left here
just a few minutes ago

to see Inspector Henderson.

I've got to talk
to him right away.

No, no. Clark Kent.

Yes, that's right.

Well, would you look
and see if he's there?

Yeah, I'll hold on.


Are you sure?

No, that won't do any good.

I've gotta talk to
him right away.

Okay. Well... Well, thanks.

Miss Bachrach!

Lois Lane's in trouble, and I
can't get a hold of Mr. Kent,

and the chief's in Boston,
so I'm going up there myself.

Calm down.

I can't calm down,
it's an emergency!

Look, is the chief's
car in the parking lot?

Why, yes, I believe so.

Okay. I'm gonna take it.


Give this note to Mr. Kent.

You'll have a nervous
breakdown one of these days!

Make sure he gets
this when he comes in.

I'm going out for supper. Okay!

I'll leave it on his desk.

Oh! That boy!


She scratched me, that dame.

Nail up the back window? Yeah.

I don't get this, Mitch.

We was good enough
to knock off her husband

when he tried to
spill to the cops,

but we ain't good enough
to cash in a couple of dames.

How's that figure?

I don't know, but I
don't like waiting around.

That Baby Face
don't show up soon,

we'll do the job and scram.

That big gorilla hurt me.

I thought he was killing
you, the way you screamed.

I don't know why they
don't kill both of us.

Please don't say
things like that.


You'd think with all
those cars going by,

one of them would stop.

I can't understand it. We
always fill up on Friday nights.

Get the rope out of the
car and tie those dames up.

What for?

If he ain't here
in five minutes,

I'm gonna let them have it.

The boss will blow
his top! Let him blow.

How do I know that reporter dame

didn't tip off the
cops over the phone?

Ah, she didn't have no chance.

I got her too soon.

I know, but I'm playing it safe.

In five minutes, we're
knocking them off and leaving.

Tie them up!

I put it right there!

Well, it isn't there now.

I'm sorry, Mr. Kent,
but... Did you read it?

Well, I glanced at it.

Do you remember what was in it?

Well, frankly, I didn't
pay much attention!

That silly Olsen boy!

Never mind about Jim.
What was in that note?

You don't have to
shout at me, Mr. Kent!


There's something important
missing from my office.

Well, I don't steal nothing.

Of course you didn't.

This was an important note.

It must have fallen
in my wastebasket.

Where's the wastepaper
from my office?

Uh, 28th floor, no?

That's right.

Over there!

Where is 28?

It's not there? No!

Oh, here it is.

I just burn the
paper from that one.


I tied them up.


Gonna let them have it?

There's a "well" in
the name, Mr. Quinn.

"Well." W-E-L-L. Is that right?

Sleepwell or Deepwell
or something like that.

Sleepwell or Deepwell
or something like that.

I'll check through our files,
Mr. Kent, and call you back.

You're very fortunate I happen
to be working late tonight.

Thank you, Mr. Quinn.
I'll wait in my office.

Very well.

You got the key? Yeah.

Come on, come on.


How you got them
tied? Back to back.





That's him. Baby Face Stevens.

Come on.

Hiya, Baby Face!

Could you fellows tell me
where I could find Miss Lane?

I think she's in trouble.

You see what I mean,
Mitch? Always gagging.


Do you know what cabin she's in?

They're in number
two, both of them.

Here's the key.

Oh, gee. Thanks!

Wait a minute.

You packing a rod?


No rod, huh?

How you figure to handle this?

I don't know what you mean.

Let's kill the gags.

The boss likes his
jobs done clean.

No mess and no fingerprints.

I don't know what he's paying
you to knock off these two dames

but let's get it done
fast and clean, huh?

Solley, give him your rod.



You don't need more than
one slug for each knockoff, right?

Here you are, Baby
Face. All set. Two slugs.

We'll be watching you.

Go ahead.

I was wondering whether
you'd heard from that man yet.

Not yet.


Kent speaking.

Who? Mr. Quinn.

I've located three tourist camps

that have the
word "well" in them.

Got a pencil?

Right. Here they are.

The Sleepwell Tourist Camp
on Route 33, Willow Falls.

That's right.

Then there's the
Wishing Well Cabins

on Route 12 near Three Rivers.

Wishing Well Cabins,
Route 12, Three Rivers.

What? You have
another one? All right.


Restwell Tourist Cabins,
Route 15, Blue Hills.

Thank you, Mr. Quinn.

Do you want me to call
the police and tell them...?

No, I'll handle it,
Miss Bachrach.

Thank you. Oh!

He practically pushed me out!



Miss Lane!


Jim, how did you get in here?

Shh! Not so loud.

They think I'm somebody
else, a guy named Baby Face.

They gave me this gun and
sent me in here to kill you and...

Good heavens!

Here, let me cut you loose.

Did you come alone?

I couldn't locate Mr. Kent
and the chief's in Boston.

Jim, this is Mrs. King.


Come on, Stevens.
Get it over with!

Golly, what are we gonna do?

Make a run for my car.

If they try to stop
us, shoot them.

SOLLEY: What's
taking you so long?

MITCH: Baby Face!

Answer him!

Okay! Okay, wait a minute!

There's only two
bullets in this thing.

I never shot one of these
guns before in my life!

What am I gonna do?

I don't know, but we've
got to do something!

Think, Miss Lane. Think hard.


I'm looking for a young lady
named Lois Lane. Is she here?

What's he doing in there?


Who's that?

I don't know. The cops?

It's only one guy.
Get rid of him.

If it's Clark in that car,

I just hope he had enough
sense to bring someone with him.

Jim, get ready to
shoot that gun off.

He's coming this
way with that gorilla!

It isn't Clark!

Should I shoot? No, wait!

Hey, Mitch, this guy says
he's Baby Face Stevens.

Oh, yeah? Yeah.

Are they in there?

Wait a minute, bud.

There's another guy in there
says he's Baby Face Stevens.

How do I know
you're the right guy?

Here's how.


Well, do you want
my calling card now?

No, no. You're
Baby Face, all right.

Now that we got that
settled, you can get up.

That guy in there, he's
got... He's got Solley's gun.

It's got two slugs in it.

Leave it to me.

We're coming in after you!

JIM: You better not,
or I'll blow your head off!

Here we come!

I guess that showed them!

Now he's got one bullet left.


Do you run this place?

I said do you run this place?


I'm looking for a young lady
named Lois Lane. Is she here?

Uh, no. Has she been here?

No. Thank you.

LOIS: Shoot, Jim, shoot!

It's empty!


It's a present for you.




Superman, you're wonderful!

How did you know
we were in trouble?

A little bird told me.

Bet you the little bird's
name was Clark Kent.


Could be.