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‘The Adventures of Superman’: That time Superman got two people killed over his secret identity

Everyone knows the Man of Steel has one rule:

The hero who stands for truth, justice, and the American way never kills.

Or does he?

A classic episode of “The Adventures of Superman” suggests he at the very least contributed to the deaths of two people.

In “The Secret Costume” (original air date Dec. 12, 1952), written by Ben Peter Freeman, a burglar, Johnny Sims (Norman Budd), stumbles into the apartment of Clark Kent (George Reeves) and discovers his secret closet containing but one item – his Superman outfit.

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