The War of the Worlds (1953)

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The War of the Worlds (1953)

PG 85 min - Science Fiction, Action - 13 August 1953

The residents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills, until they discover it is the first of many transport devices from Mars bringing an army of invaders invincible to any man-made weapon, even the atomic bomb.

Director:  Byron Haskin
Producer:  George Pal.
Director of Photography:  George Barnes
Original Music Composer:  Leith Stevens
Author:  H.G. Wells
Writers:  Barré Lyndon.
Stars:  Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite, Sandro Giglio, Lewis Martin, Houseley Stevenson Jr., Paul Frees, William Phipps, Vernon Rich, Henry Brandon, Jack Kruschen, Cedric Hardwicke, Peter Adams, Eric Alden, Hugh Allen, Ruth Barnell, Edgar Barrier, Russ Bender, Paul Birch, Oscar Blank, Nick Borgani, Hazel Boyne, Chet Brandenburg, George Bruggeman, Nora Bush, Tony Butala, Mushy Callahan, Dick Cherney, Ann Codee, Edward Colmans, James Conaty, Russ Conway, Martin Coulter, Vittorio Cramer, Pierre Cressoy, Oliver Cross, Jane Crowley, Jim Davies, Helen Dickson, Ralph Dumke, Jimmie Dundee, Al Ferguson, Dick Fortune, Alex Frazer, Frank Freeman Jr., Slim Gaut, Charles Gemora, Ned Glass, Jack Gordon, Fred Graham, Joe Gray, Herman Hack, Nancy Hale, Virginia Hall, Ted Hecht, Douglas Henderson, Gertrude Hoffmann, Tex Holden, Jimmie Horan, Patricia Iannone, Jerry James, Michael Jeffers, Dick Johnstone, Carolyn Jones, Don Kohler, Frank Kreig, Ivan Lebedeff, Freeman Lusk, Herbert Lytton, Wilbur Mack, George Magrill, Mike Mahoney, John Mansfield, Joel Marston, Sydney Mason, John Maxwell, Mathew McCue, David McMahon, William Meader, Lee Miller, Ralph Montgomery, Alvy Moore, Bob Morgan, Charles Morton, George Nardelli, Stanley Orr, George Pal, Walter Richards, Robert Rockwell, Walter Sande, James Seay, Allen D. Sewall, Lucile Sewall, Cora Shannon, David Sharpe, Teru Shimada, Reginald Lal Singh, Bobby Somers, Bert Stevens, Charles Stewart, Jack Stoney, Gus Taillon, Morton C. Thompson, Arthur Tovey, Dale van Sickel, Dorothy Vernon, Edward Wahrman, Anthony Warde, Bob Whitney, Chalky Williams, Waldon Williams, Bud Wolfe, Fred Zendar

Storyline

The residents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills, until they discover it is the first of many transport devices from Mars bringing an army of invaders invincible to any man-made weapon, even the atomic bomb.


Collections: Byron Haskin

Tagline: Mighty panorama of Earth-shaking fury as an army from Mars invades!

Details

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Language:  English
Release Date:  13 August 1953

Box Office

Budget:  $2,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Paramount

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 25 min

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