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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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  • 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>

  • THE TRUE WAR OF THE WORLDS

    CHUCK WILLIAMS 2011-11-01

    I SAW THIS MASTERPIECE WHEN I WAS SIX AND IT SHOOK ME TO THE FOUNDATIONS! THE ATMOSPHERE WAS INTENSE AND THE SPECIAL EFFECTS WERE AWESOME! I CAME OUT OF... MORE>

  • The War of the Worlds (1953)

    James Higgins 2010-03-20

    77/100. Although it is showing signs of it's age, this is one of the better science fiction films to come out of the 1950's. It has a very... MORE>