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The Adventures of Superman ran from 1951 to 1957; in all 104 episodes were broadcast, the last half of which were shot in colour but originally broadcast in black and white. The overall feel of these shows had more to do with 1930s and '40s gangster films than with comic-book characters and stories. In fact, many of the shows had a distinct film noir look, especially in terms of the dark, expressionistic lighting and the alienated, trapped characters. The episodes depicted people full of fear and tension: blackmailers, killers, smugglers. The sets were empty warehouses and back alleys (many of which Clark would run into to change).
Beginning with the 1954 shows, "The Adventures of Superman" seemed tamer, showing crooks as bumblers rather than villains.

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