Adventures of Superman (1952–1958): Season 5, Episode 6 - Disappearing Lois - full transcript

Lois goes undercover as a maid to get an exclusive interview with a notorious gangster.

NARRATOR: The
Adventures of Superman!

Faster than a speeding bullet.

More powerful than a locomotive.

Able to leap tall buildings
at a single bound.

MAN 1: Look! Up in the
sky! MAN 2: It's a bird!

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

NARRATOR: 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.

[♪♪♪]

Is it something I did,
chief...? Uh, sir. Mr. White.

No, Olsen, for
a change, it isn't.

I'm just debating whether I
should go through with something

I'm sure I shouldn't.

Chief, may I ask just
what you're talking about?

Well, if you would
read the paper

you happen to be working for,

you'd know that Lank
Garrett got out of prison today.



Garrett? Well, they should
have locked him up for life.

They only convicted
him of robbery, Lois.

He served seven years,
but now he's out on parole.

Exactly. And the
million dollars he stole

has never been recovered.

Jeepers, how can you
lose a million dollars?

Oh, he didn't lose it, Jimmy.

The police believe he
has it hid somewhere.

And it says here:

"Authorities believe Garrett
may sit out his parole,

recover the money and set
up a new criminal empire."

Hmm, pretty smart.

He just waits till they
can't pick him up again

for some minor parole violation.

He is smart.

Smart enough not to
talk to a single reporter.

And that's my concern.

If you want that interview,
give me the assignment.

I'll make him talk
or my name isn't...

They say he killed 20 men.

My name is John Paul Jones.

[LAUGHS]

Nevertheless, I
want that interview.

We could scoop every
paper and wire service in town.

In the country.

And I'm offering an
extra month's salary

to whichever one of you gets it.

Well, now, chief, I think we'd
all do our best without a bonus.

B-b-but...

with a bonus we'll
do even better.

Well, then get on it. Forget
your other assignments.

I want that interview.

Garrett is staying
at the Carlton Arms.

And be careful.

I doubt a prison
has made a new man

out of Lank Garrett.

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Oh, Lois. Can I give you a
lift to your new apartment?

Oh, that'd be fine,
Clark. I could use it.

Good. See you in five minutes.

Right.

[DOOR OPENS, CLOSES]

My new apartment.

Say, Jim, how would you like
to work with me on this story?

It suits me, Miss Lane.
Where do we start?

My office. Come on.

Number 13? Aren't you
afraid that's unlucky, Lois?

[CHUCKLING]
Of course not, silly.

Come on in.

Thank you.

Like it?

Yes, very much.
It's very nice, Lois.

I hope you'll be
very happy here.

Oh, thanks, Clark.

I just moved in last night,

but I think I'll enjoy it.

I'm sure you will.

Well, it's time I got
back to my own place.

Oh, Clark. Yeah?

A steak I beat
you to that bonus.

You got a deal. Night.

Night.

Hi, Sam.

[PHONE RINGS]

Hello, Kent speaking.

Oh, hello, Lois.
What's the matter?

What? Oh, you left
your purse in the car?

All right. Sure,
I'll bring it over.

[SIGHS]

[BUZZES]

Hello, uh... I was looking
for Miss Lois Lane.

She asked me to
return this purse.

I'm sorry, you must have
the wrong apartment.

Oh, no, that's impossible.

You see, I just left her
here a few hours ago.

This is apartment 13 at the
end of the corridor. That's right.

Listen, mister, I don't
know what this is all about,

but I've lived here for
the last three years.

And you don't even
know Lois Lane?

Lois Lane? Who's she?

Never mind.

It can't be, but it is.

Every stick of furniture
is different. Everything.

I'm sorry, but I'll have
to ask you to go now.

I wouldn't wanna
have to call the police.

No, ma'am.

You do work pretty hard, Kent.

Maybe a vacation or
even a good night's sleep.

Oh, now, come on, Bill.

I know what you're thinking.

But I'm absolutely
sure, positive,

that this was the apartment.

The same one.

Did you check the landlady?

Of course. And the janitor.

And they both swear they
never even heard of Lois Lane

and that this, uh, Sarah
Green had lived there

for over three years.

Well, obviously, you must
have gone to the wrong building

or the wrong block,
or something like that.

Oh, come on, now, Bill.

You know, I'm
not exactly an idiot.

Aren't you?

[BOTH CHUCKLE]

Wait a minute. Lois' telephone.

The phone company
must have a listing.

No, unfortunately, it's
not a private number.

It goes right through the
apartment switchboard.

And I suppose you
checked on that too?

Of course. And the
telephone operator

sides with the
landlady and the janitor.

"Hey, I'm sorry, we have no
Miss Lois Lane living here."

Exactly. So, what
am I gonna do now?

You'd better make an
effort, a full-time effort

to find the girl.

In the meantime, I'll
arrange to have the building

under a 24-hour surveillance.

You know, it does
sound a little fishy.

Yeah, I can't thank
you enough, Bill.

I don't mind telling you
I've been pretty worried.

I'll keep in touch.

[BUZZES]

[BUZZES]

You again? Yesterday,
and now this morning.

I'm sorry, Miss Green,
but I just had to check

and see if you were still here.

Say, how'd you know my name?

Well, now, that's a long story.

Now, if I don't believe it, I
know you're not going to.

So I won't even
bother to repeat it.

Good morning.

Hey, Lefty, where's
that cup of coffee?

I'm coming, I'm coming.

There you are, Garrett.

Eh, I wish you wouldn't
yell at me like that.

I ain't no butler, you know.

Yeah, I know.

A butler's gotta have brains.

Oh, cut it out, will you.

Okay, okay, Lefty.

Don't get excited.

Hey, uh, Garrett,

when are we gonna pick
up that money and blow...?

I told you never to
mention that dough.

All right.

[KNOCK AT DOOR]

Who is it?

LOIS: It's the cleaning
staff, Mr. Garrett.

Open up.

Oh, sure, boss.

Who are you, bub?

This is the day we
vacuum your rugs.

Every Tuesday.

This is Wednesday.

Oh, he's a slow worker.

Okay, come in.

Just don't disturb
the boss, see.

Yes, sir.

Do you mind if I read
the sports section?

What for? You can't read.

[VACUUM HUMMING]

Oh, cut it out, will you.

Gee. How come you
always think I'm so stupid?

I got a hundred good reasons.

Big shot. Always the big shot.

Treat everybody else like a bug.

Shut up. If you don't
like it, there's the door.

LEFTY: Oh, cut it out, will you.

Glad to have you
back, Mr. Garrett.

How does it feel?

Okay. It feels okay.

I bet.

Ah, what were you thinking
about all them years?

Thinking?

Things, just things.

I bet.

Oh, hey, I hear you're
gonna open a business.

Yeah, sure.

I'm gonna open a parakeet shop.

Awful nosy, ain't you?

I can't help it.

And awful good-looking
for this kinda work.

Well, she's got three old
grandmothers to support.

Three grandmothers, huh?

Come here, kid.

Nobody's got three grandmothers.

What's that in
your pocket, kiddo?

Oh, it's just a handkerchief.

Yeah, well, I collect
handkerchiefs. Give.

But...

He said give.

Yes, sir.

Hmm. Lois Lane, Daily Planet.

Now, ain't that nice?

A couple of reporters, huh?

Look, we can explain
everything. I hope.

Miss Lane, explain
everything. I... I have to go.

Well, all right,
we are reporters.

But we just wanted
to get an interview.

We get a bonus if we
beat Clark Kent to it.

[CHUCKLES]

Sit down.

You know, I like people
that use their heads.

This ain't a bad gimmick.

I got admiration for it. You do?

Sure.

I remember this Kent character.

He wrote some
articles against me once.

Oh, you don't have
to worry about him.

We've taken care of him.

Jimmy.

What's he mean, "taken
care of him," Miss Lane?

Come on, now. You level with
me and I might do you some good.

Well, I had this new
apartment, you see.

I arranged everything
with the landlady

and the janitor and my
neighbor from across the hall.

After Mr. Kent brought me home,

I had her move into my
place, furniture and all.

Hey, that's a...

I don't get it.

Well, it's really simple.

After she moved in, I
had Clark come back.

Why, he's so confused
and so worried about me

he won't think of
anything for days,

especially interviewing you.

Ha! I bet Kent must be
going around in circles.

I'd sure like to see him
make a fool of himself.

Then you'll give
us the interview?

Maybe.

Right now I got an appointment.

Now, when I get back, eh,

the joint's real clean
and everything is nice, uh,

maybe I'll talk.

Golly, thanks, Mr. Garrett.

I said, maybe. Come on, Lefty.

Jeepers, that was close.

Sure, but it worked.

Only why didn't
we disguise ourself

as census takers or something?

You have a point there.
Ha-ha! Come on, Jim.

It's impossible,
Kent. Impossible.

I know it, chief,
and you know it.

And Inspector
Henderson knows it.

But the fact is, Lois
has disappeared

and you can't get around it.

Well, I can't explain the
room business, of course.

But do I know Lois
was determined

to beat you to that interview.

What if she got to Garrett
and found out too much?

Well, Garrett wouldn't stop
at anything, we know that.

Of course, there's a slim
chance there may be a connection.

It's our only lead.

Maybe you better call Henderson.

No, he thinks I'm
crazy enough already.

Besides, every minute counts.

But it might take you
days to get to Garrett.

Well, maybe I know someone
who can do it a little quicker.

I'll see you later, chief.

Well, now for the windows.

Will you help me get
some water, Jimmy?

I sure never thought I'd be
earning that bonus this way.

Come on.

[♪♪♪]

[WHOOSHING]

What was he doing here?

I don't know.

Unless Clark Kent put
him up to something.

So that's why
you didn't want him

to know we were here.

Exactly. But I'd like to know

what Superman
saw under that rug.

You have a knife, Jim?

Yeah. At your
service, Miss Lane.

Jeepers, buried treasure.

I wouldn't be surprised.

Why, this must be it.

The loot the police never found.

GARRETT: That's
right, Miss Lane.

Well, you told us to
clean out everything.

So now you know.

You see, Miss Lane, the police
ain't positive I got this dough.

In a couple of years
they'd forget about me,

and I could get it
out of the country.

Well, that's fine. I've
forgotten about it already.

Sure you have.

Until you get to the police.

Then suddenly they
become positive.

They'd watch me
for the next 50 years.

Well, if you don't need
us for anything more, w...

Too bad, kid.

You both learned more
than I would've told you

in an interview.

What are you gonna do now?

Since you're already
considered missing,

let's keep it that way.

But I'm not missing.

Don't worry. You will be.

Lefty, take them out
to the old mineshaft.

You know what to do.

Right.

And bury this out there deep.

What for?

If these two
half-wits found it here,

maybe somebody else will.

Come on, get going.

Mr. Garrett, you'll regret this.

We'll give you one more
chance to change your mind.

I'd regret it more
if I didn't do it.

So long.

I'll understand if you
don't send post cards.

All right, half-wits.
Let's get going.

Come on.

[WHOOSHING]

Superman.

Good afternoon, inspector.

Well, what brings you here?

A tip.

I found out where
Garrett banks his money.

Where?

Under a floorboard
in his apartment.

A green throw
rug marks the spot.

How do you know?

I saw it there myself.

I would've brought
it with me, inspector,

only I didn't have a warrant.

And Superman never
steals. Not even from Garrett.

Also, if we find it
there, it might stack up

as pretty good
evidence against him.

Thanks a lot, Superman.
I'll get on it right away.

You're welcome, inspector.

Excuse me?

[WHOOSHING]

Uh, Brady, who's
in the car pool?

Smith? Well, fine.

Uh, tell him to
get my car ready.

I'll be right down.

Oh, um, and I'll
need a search warrant

for Garrett's apartment.

Oh, come on, Clark,
I've got a story for you.

Oh, really? What's it about?

[♪♪♪]

Okay.

Out you go.

This side. Come on.

What do we do now?

Well, if we had a picnic basket,
we could have a picnic. Heh!

But seeing as we don't...

I'll drive back into town
and get some sandwiches.

Ha! I got a better idea.

Go on. Go in there. Both of you.

Come on, hurry it up.

It's a good place to
play Hide and Seek.

Nice and dark.

And it's gonna be even darker
once I yank those posts away.

But if you do that,

the roof will cave in.

[LAUGHS]

He's got a good little head
on his shoulder, that kid, huh?

Ha-ha-ha! Ha-ha-ha!

Oh, Lefty, you're so cute. Yeah?

I wish I could say
clever things like that.

I don't think it was so clever.

Neither do I.

If he pulls those braces
away the roof will cave in.

And you'll be inside.

But we could smother that way.

That's the general idea.

Now, why would you wanna
do a thing like that, Lefty?

You heard what Garrett told me.

Lefty? Yeah?

Don't you get tired
of taking orders

from that... That goon?

Yeah, but that's the way it is.

That's the way it's
always been, you mean.

Well, he's the brains.
I'm just muscle.

Why? Just because he says so?

But he says it so loud.

Of course. Because
he's bluffing.

He knows you're
smarter than he is.

I... I am?

Certainly.

He just doesn't
want you to find out.

Hey, maybe you
got something there.

Yeah.

And you know what? Huh?

You could be the
big boss, Lefty.

The boss?

Oh...

Yeah, but that...
That takes, uh...

That takes connections, money.

What do you think's
in that little box?

What box? Whoa.

That's the boss's money.
I'm supposed to bury it.

You haven't been
paying attention, Lefty.

You're the boss.

Now, repeat after
me: "I am the boss."

I am the boss.

Hey.

That sounds good.

I am the boss.

And you're taking the money
to travel to South America.

And I'm taking the money
to travel to South America.

[CHUCKLES]

After I get rid of
you two, that is.

Now, what kind
of gratitude is that?

After Miss Lane gave you
the idea and everything. Oh.

But you're too
smart for that, Lefty.

Why, if you did anything to us

you'd be in trouble
with the law.

You'd be a fugitive.

A fug... Oh, yeah.

And besides, if you
wanna be the big boss,

you need a mob,

otherwise, there's
no one to boss.

Oh.

And j-just where am I
supposed to get a mob?

Well, you've got a pretty
good start right here.

You know, Lefty,
there's one thing

Jimmy's always wanted to be.

A henchman. Right, Jimmy?

What? A henchman.

Oh, oh, sure. Why,
when I was a kid,

and they'd ask me, "What do
you wanna be when you grow up?"

I'd always say, "A henchman,
that's what I wanna be."

Well...

And this is the chance
I've always dreamed of.

The chance to be a gun moll.

Now, you wouldn't shatter
my hopes, would you?

[CHUCKLES]

Well, uh, if that's
what you want. Heh.

Okay. All right.

Now, Jimmy and I'll run
and pack a few things,

and you get the plane tickets.

Hey, I'm the boss.
I'll give the orders.

Yes, sir. What are they?

Well, uh...

You and the kid go
pack a few things.

I'll pick up some plane tickets.

Right. And, uh, now,
why don't you order us

to meet at my
apartment in an hour.

We'll meet at your
apartment in an hour.

Should we start back
to town now, boss?

Sir?

Them's my orders.

Go on. Get in the car.

You drive, henchman.

Yes, sir, boss.

In the back with me, moll.

[KNOCK ON DOOR]

The door's open. Come on in.

Well, hello, Garrett.

GARRETT: Inspector.

I've got a warrant
to search this place.

Go right ahead. Be my guest.

Put that thing away.
I'm not going anywhere.

Hello, Garrett.

Haven't seen you
in quite a spell.

Yeah, Kent. I like it that way.

Oh.

Bill, where did
Superman say it was?

Under a green throw rug.

Oh?

This must be the place.

Let's try this one.

Hmm.

But... But, Bill, it
was there. I-I saw it.

You saw it?

I mean, didn't you tell me
that Superman said he saw it?

It's beginning to look as if
Superman's as goofy as you are.

He tells me about
money that isn't here,

and you take Lois to her
apartment and lose her.

Doesn't sound like
we're very bright, does it?

It sure doesn't. Come on.
Let's get going. All right.

If there's, uh, anything
else I can do to help, uh,

just let me know.

Thanks.

[PHONE RINGS]

Yes, hello.

Hello, Clark. This is Lois.

Lois. Where are you?

In my apartment, naturally.
Where have you been?

Never mind. Just call
Inspector Henderson

and get over here right away.

But...

[SIGHS]

[RINGS]

Henderson speaking.

Hi, Bill. This is Clark.

Now, uh, I hate
to do this to you,

but Lois just called...
Yes, it was Lois.

And she wants us to go
right over to her apartment.

Is she all right?

I don't know.

Didn't get a chance to find out.

All right. I'll meet you there.

It is number 13, isn't it?

I certainly hope so, Bill.

[SIGHS]

Well, Miss Lane. It's
nice to see it's you.

Hi. Come on in.

JIMMY: Hi, Mr. Kent.
Inspector Henderson.

Hello.

Well, it's nice to see you both.

Oh, it is, is it?

We've been on a wild-goose
chase for two days,

and now you're all
sweetness delight.

And what have you been up to?

Curiosity killed
the cat. Just relax.

And, inspector, keep your
gun handy but out of sight.

[KNOCK AT DOOR]

Well, baby. I got the...

What is this?

I want you to meet Lefty.

And Garrett's money
is in that valise.

All right, Lefty. Let's have it.
Move over. Put it on the table.

Why, you no-good,
double-crossing...

No, that's no way to
talk to your gun moll.

Open the bag, Jimmy.

All right, reach
for it. All of you.

Put the guns in the bag.

Come on.

Pick up the bag, Lefty.

It's a good thing I had you
followed, you little worm.

I was beginning
to get suspicious.

I got a driver waiting outside.

We're all gonna go for a
nice little ride. Come on.

Kent! You killed him!

That's what usually happens
when you connect with a bullet.

Come on, let's
go. Open the door.

Come on.

No. No, please. I... I
didn't mean nothing.

It was just a game.

Games are for kids.

Lank, remember all them
years we spent together.

You can't do this to me.

Shut up.

Tie the rope to the car.

[♪♪♪]

All right, let's go.

[ENGINE STARTS]

[GUNSHOTS]

Golly, Superman, you
got here just in time.

I never thought I'd
get out of this alive.

But poor Clark.
Garrett shot him.

Don't worry about
him, Miss Lane.

He's going to be all right.

Probably it's only
a flesh wound.

Probably.

Does your arm hurt much, Clark?

No, Lois. I can truthfully
say it doesn't hurt a bit.

It's just as though the
bullet didn't even touch me.

Well, golly, that's good.

Clark, of course, the office
will pay your doctor bills.

Don't worry, chief. I don't
think there'll be any bills.

Well, speaking of money,

Lois, I promised you
an extra month's salary,

and I'm gonna double it.

Golly, chief.

Well, all I expected
was the interview.

I never dreamed that
you'd recover the money

and put Garrett safe
behind bars again.

And for good this time.

It was all due to you, Lois.

With a little help.

Well, however it happened,

at least I beat you out.

Don't you always, Lois?

[♪♪♪]

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