SUPERMAN1978.COM ALEXANDER SALKIND PRESENTS MARLON BRANDO GENE HACKMAN SUPERMAN THE MOVIE STARRING CHRISTOPHER REEVE NED BEATTY JACKIE COOPER GLENN FORD TREVOR HOWARD MARGOT KIDDER VALERIE PERRINE MARIA SCHELL TERENCE STAMP PHYLLIS THAXTER SUSANNAH YORK STORY BY MARIO PUZO SCREENPLAY BY MARIO PUZO DAVID NEWMAN LESLIE NEWMAN AND ROBERT BENTON CREATIVE CONSULTANT TOM MANKIEWICZ DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY GEOFFREY UNSWORTH B.S.C. PRODUCTION DESIGNER JOHN BARRY MUSIC BY JOHN WILLIAMS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ILYA SALKIND PRODUCED BY PIERRE SPENGLER DIRECTED BY RICHARD DONNER AND ALEXANDER AND ILYA SALKIND PRODUCTION PANAVISION TECHNICOLOR DOLY STEREO IN SELECTED THEATRES RELEASED BY WARNER BROS. A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHT DC COMICS INC. 1978


SUPERMAN1978.COM ALEXANDER SALKIND PRESENTS MARLON BRANDO GENE HACKMAN SUPERMAN THE MOVIE STARRING CHRISTOPHER REEVE NED BEATTY JACKIE COOPER GLENN FORD TREVOR HOWARD MARGOT KIDDER VALERIE PERRINE MARIA SCHELL TERENCE STAMP PHYLLIS THAXTER SUSANNAH YORK STORY BY MARIO PUZO SCREENPLAY BY MARIO PUZO DAVID NEWMAN LESLIE NEWMAN AND ROBERT BENTON CREATIVE CONSULTANT TOM MANKIEWICZ DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY GEOFFREY UNSWORTH B.S.C. PRODUCTION DESIGNER JOHN BARRY MUSIC BY JOHN WILLIAMS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ILYA SALKIND PRODUCED BY PIERRE SPENGLER DIRECTED BY RICHARD DONNER AND ALEXANDER AND ILYA SALKIND PRODUCTION PANAVISION TECHNICOLOR DOLY STEREO IN SELECTED THEATRES RELEASED BY WARNER BROS. A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHT DC COMICS INC. 1978



SUPERMAN1978.COM ALEXANDER SALKIND PRESENTS MARLON BRANDO GENE HACKMAN SUPERMAN THE MOVIE STARRING CHRISTOPHER REEVE NED BEATTY JACKIE COOPER GLENN FORD TREVOR HOWARD MARGOT KIDDER VALERIE PERRINE MARIA SCHELL TERENCE STAMP PHYLLIS THAXTER SUSANNAH YORK STORY BY MARIO PUZO SCREENPLAY BY MARIO PUZO DAVID NEWMAN LESLIE NEWMAN AND ROBERT BENTON CREATIVE CONSULTANT TOM MANKIEWICZ DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY GEOFFREY UNSWORTH B.S.C. PRODUCTION DESIGNER JOHN BARRY MUSIC BY JOHN WILLIAMS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ILYA SALKIND PRODUCED BY PIERRE SPENGLER DIRECTED BY RICHARD DONNER AND ALEXANDER AND ILYA SALKIND PRODUCTION PANAVISION TECHNICOLOR DOLY STEREO IN SELECTED THEATRES RELEASED BY WARNER BROS. A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHT DC COMICS INC. 1978


Superman The Movies

VIDEO PRODUCTION TIMELINE

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1977

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January, 1977

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Superman The Movie Thursday, January 20, 1977

Thursday, January 20, 1977

Don Voyne screen tests for the role of Superman and Clark Kent

Shepperton Studios, England

VIDEO: Don Voyne screen test footage









February, 1977

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Superman The Movie Tuesday, February 1, 1977

Tuesday, February 1, 1977

Christopher Reeve screen tests for the role of Superman and Clark Kent

Shepperton Studios, England

VIDEO: Christopher Reeve Superman and Clark Kent screen tests









March, 1977

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Superman The Movie Monday, March 28, 1977

Monday, March 28, 1977

First day of principal photography

Shepperton Studios, England

VIDEO: Marlon Brando voice over takes









April, 1977

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Superman The Movie April, 1977

April, 1977

Filming Jor-El's Laboratory

G Stage, Shapperton Studios, England

VIDEO: Jor-El's laboratory behind the scenes footage



Superman The Movie Saturday, April 2, 1977

Saturday, April 2, 1977

Susan Blakely screen tests for the role of Lois Lane

Shepperton Studios, England

VIDEO: Susan Blakely screen test footage



Superman The Movie April, 1977

Early April, 1977

Filming in Krypton Council Chamber

C Stage, Shepperton Studios, England

VIDEO: Krypton Council Chamber behind the scenes footage



Superman The Movie April, 1977

Early April, 1977

Filming in the trial of the villains

B Stage, Shepperton Studios, England

VIDEO: Trial of the villains behind the scenes footage



Superman The Movie Saturday, April 16, 1977

Saturday, April 16, 1977

Deborah Raffin screen tests for the role of Lois Lane

Shepperton Studios, England

VIDEO: Deborah Raffin screen test footage



Superman The Movie Sunday, April 24, 1977

Sunday, April 24, 1977

Shepperton Studios, England

Margot Kidder screen tests for the role of Lois Lane

VIDEO: Margot Kidder screen test footage



Superman The Movie Saturday, April 30, 1977

Saturday, April 30, 1977

Stockard Channing screen tests for the role of Lois Lane

Shepperton Studios, England

VIDEO: Stockard Channing screen test footage









May, 1977

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Superman The Movie Monday, May 2, 1977

Monday, May 2, 1977

Christopher Reeve does Superman make up and wardrobe tests

H Stage, Shepperton Studios, England

VIDEO: Christopher Reeve make up and wardrobe tests footage



Superman The Movie Thursday, May 5, 1977

Thursday, May 5, 1977

Margot Kidder does Lois Lane make up and wardrobe tests

H Stage, Shepperton Studios, England

VIDEO: Margot Kidder make up and wardrobe tests footage



Superman The Movie Friday, May 6, 1977

Friday, May 6, 1977

Margot Kidder does Lois Lane make up and wardrobe tests

H Stage, Shepperton Studios, England

VIDEO: Margot Kidder make up and wardrobe tests footage



Superman The Movie Friday, May 6, 1977

Friday, May 6, 1977

SUPERMAN II depowering concept test

Shepperton Studios, England

VIDEO: Depowering concept test behind the scenes footage



Superman The Movie Thursday, May 12, 1977

Thursday, May 6, 1977

Superman II flying tests

H Stage, Shepperton Studios, England

VIDEO: Superman II tests behind the scenes footage









September, 1977

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Superman The Movie September, 1977

September, 1977

Filming in Lex Luthor's lair

Pinewood Studios, England

VIDEO: Filming in Luthor's lair behind the scenes footage









October, 1977

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Superman The Movie Friday, October 28, 1977

Friday, October 28, 1977

End of Production Party

Pinewood Studios, England

VIDEO: End of production wrap party photo shoot footage









November, 1977

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Superman The Movie October/November, 1977

October/November, 1977

Filming the terrace sequences for Superman and Superman II

M Stage, Pinewood Studios, England

VIDEO: Terrace filming behind the scenes footage



Superman The Movie November, 1977

November, 1977

Filming the Golden Gate Bridge miniature

Pinewood Studios Backlot, England

VIDEO: Golden Gate Bridge miniature behind the scenes footage



Superman The Movie November, 1977

November, 1977

Filming the Krypton Miniatures

F Stage, Pinewood Studios, England

VIDEO: Krypton miniatures behind the scenes footage














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1978

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January, 1978

Superman The Movie January, 1978

January, 1977

The first theatrical teaster trailer is released

VIDEO: Theatrical teaser trailer #1









December, 1978

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Superman The Movie Wednesday, December 13, 1978

Wednesday, December 13, 1978

European Royal Premiere

Empire Theater, Leicester Square, London, England

VIDEO: European Royal Premiere red carpet interviews footage














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1980

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October, 1980

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Superman The Movie October, 1980

Sunday, October 12, 1980

Superman The Movie premieres on HBO

VIDEO: 1980 HBO commercial














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1982

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February, 1982

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Superman The Movie Sunday, February 7, 1982

Sunday, February 7, 1982, 8-10 pm

ABC TV airs part 1 of the extended version of Superman The Movie

VIDEO: ABC intro, teaser and night 2 preview



Superman The Movie Monday, February 8, 1982

Monday, February 8, 1982, 8-10 pm

ABC TV airs part 2 of the extended version of Superman The Movie

VIDEO: ABC intro, teaser and night 1 recap









November, 1982

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Superman The Movie November 14, 1982

Sunday, November 14, 1982, 8-11:45 pm

ABC TV re-airs the extended version of Superman The Movie

VIDEO: ABC tv spot, intro and teaser














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1983

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January, 1983

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Superman III January, 1983

January, 1983

The Movie Channel sponsors a Superman Adventure Sweepstakes contest

VIDEO: The Movie Channel Superman Adventure Sweepstakes commercial









July, 1983

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Superman III July 19, 1983

Tuesday, July 19, 1983

'Superman III' UK Royal Premiere

VIDEO: ITV UK Royal Premiere TV special



Superman III July 21, 1983

Thursday, July 21, 1983

Superman III opens nationwide in the UK

VIDEO: European international theatrical trailer














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1984

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February, 1984

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Superman II Monday, February 20, 1984

Monday, February 20, 1984 8-11 pm

ABC premieres the extended version of 'Superman II'

VIDEO: ABC intro and teaser









April, 1984

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Superman III April, 1984

April, 1984

The theatrical version of 'Superman III' premieres on US premium cable networks

VIDEO: The Movie Channel TV spot














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1986

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April, 1986

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Superman III April 20, 1986

Sunday, April, 20, 1984, 8-11 pm

ABC TV premieres 'Superman III'

VIDEO: ABC bumper, intro and teaser














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1989

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December, 1989

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Superman III December 31, 1983

Saturday, December 31, 1989, 8-11 pm

ABC TV re-airs 'Superman III' for a third and final time

VIDEO: ABC intro and teaser














Timeline videos edited and restored by ALEX SERPA