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The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds(1953)

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Brief Synopsis

A scientist on vacation stumbles upon a Martian invasion.

Cast & Crew

Byron Haskin Director
Gene Barry Dr. Clayton Forrester
Ann Robinson Sylvia Van Buren
Les Tremayne Gen. Mann
Bob Cornthwaite Dr. Pryor
Sandro Giglio Dr. Bilderbeck
Lewis Martin Pastor Matthew Collins
Houseley Stevenson Jr. Aide to Gen. Mann
Paul Frees Radio announcer
Bill Phipps Wash Perry
Vernon Rich Col. Ralph Heffner
Henry Brandon Policeman
Jack Kruschen Salvatore
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  G Premiere Info:  New York opening: 13 Aug 1953
Release Date:  1953 Production Date:  EB; AFI
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor), Black and White Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono, Stereo (Western Electric Multi-Track Magnetic Stereophonic) Production Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Duration(mins):  85 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • A Classic of 1950s Sci Fi Genre

    Phil Krajewski 2016-05-29

    I recall first seeing this movie in 1972 as a kid and was mesmerized. The action and the story conveyed had me from the start! Byron Haskin's... MORE>

  • Upon Further Review

    Teddy Kaye 2015-08-22

    While watching War of the Worlds today, I was very impressed by the staging of the more mundane segments. At one point a radio reporter interviews Dr.... MORE>

  • The War of the Worlds

    Goetan 2013-06-22

    An excellent, first-rate adaptation of Wells' classic story. Barry & Robinson are believable leads trying to figure out how to stop the path of... MORE>