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Denver Pyle
1920 - 1997 

Denver Pyle died on Thursday, December 25, in Burbank, California. Pyle was born in Bethune, Colorado and attended Colorado State University. In 1940 he joined the Navy and was wounded off Guadalcanal in WWII. He received a medical discharge in 1942. Pyle worked his way into acting and appeared in his first film in 1947, later appearing on many television shows from the 1950s to the 1990s. Probably his two most famous roles were as Briscoe Darling on The Andy Griffith Show and as Uncle Jesse on The Dukes of Hazzard. Pyle made one appearance on the Adventures of Superman, that of Emile Hatch in "Beware The Wrecker" in 1953.


 Beware The Wrecker

 In a shack near the carnival grounds. Jimmy holds a rifle on Emile Hatch.

Jimmy: You're wasting your time. There's nothing in that package but blank paper.

Hatch: Who are you, and how'd you get in here?

Lois: We saw where you hid the key. We looked for you in the park, but then you did your traveling underground.

Hatch: I don't know what you're talking about.

Lois: Don't give us that. There's the package you got away with. There's a tapped phone wire outside leading in here. These model airplanes speak for themselves. You're the Wrecker all right.


Phone rings.
Jimmy: Who's that?

Hatch: (Shrugging) There's one way to find out.

Lois: Answer it, Jim. Watch what you're saying.

Jimmy picks up the phone.
Jimmy: Who is it?

Voice: You know very well who it is, Hatch. Did you get that package?

Jimmy: Yes.

Voice: Then hold onto it. I'll be there shortly.


A short time later back at the carnival...
Clark: Where have you two been? I've been worried sick about you.

Lois: Well, it took us a little longer than we expected to a... capture the Wrecker.

Clark: To what?

Jimmy: We got him hog-tied in a shack just outside the carnival grounds.

Clark: No! You left him alone! Well come on he might get away.



At the shack they find Emile Hatch dead.
Clark: That's exactly what I was afraid of . . . someone got to him after you left.

Lois: And killed the Wrecker.

Clark: Now wait a minute, Lois. If this man was the Wrecker then who killed him? Come on.



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