The origin of Superman from the Kirk Alyn movie serial

 

 

As with most versions of the origin of Superman, baby Kal-El's parents Jor-El and Lara place their child in a spaceship and send him to Earth while they stay behind on the doomed planet Krypton

 

 

The Kents, a childless farm couple, witness the crash landing of the spaceship

 

 

Finding the infant Kal-El inside, they take the baby home and name him Clark Kent

 

 

Clark, even as a boy, displayed amazing powers. In the above scene, he helps his mother locate a missing object using his x-ray vision and super hearing

 

 

Though Clark could probably find a needle in a haystack, in this haystack he found his mother's missing wristwatch

 

 

His father observed that he was a true "superman" and should use his great gifts to help those who might need them. His mother made him a costume and Clark vowed that he would only use his powers while in the costume so that his connection to 'Superman' would be kept secret

 

 

Clark left the farm and chose Metropolis as his new home. He landed a job as a reporter for the Daily Planet. Working for the Planet gave Clark access to breaking news stories, thus helping his fight for "truth, justice, and the American way."

 

 

Real Player video of the Kirk Alyn opening titles

 

 

 

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