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The War of the Worlds (1953)

PG 85 min - Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller - 13 August 1953
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Scientist Clayton Forrester (Gene Barry) and Sylvia Van Buren (Ann Robinson) are the first to arrive at the site of a meteorite crash. Soon after, an alien war machine emerges and begins killing at random. The Marines are called in, but they're no match for the aliens' force field. Forrester and Van Buren, however, are able to wound one of the creatures and procure a sample of its blood. They take it to Los Angeles where they hope, through testing, to be able to discover the aliens' weakness.

Director:  Byron Haskin
Stars:  Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Lewis Martin, Robert Cornthwaite, Sandro Giglio, Houseley Stevenson Jr., Paul Frees, William Phipps, Vernon Rich, Henry Brandon, Jack Kruschen, Cedric Hardwicke, Cliff Clark, Rudy Lee, Peter Adams, Eric Alden, Hugh Allen, Ruth Barnell, Edgar Barrier, Russ Bender, Paul Birch, Hazel Boyne, Chet Brandenburg, Tony Butala, Mushy Callahan, Ann Codee, Edward Colmans, James Conaty, Russ Conway, Martin Coulter, Vittorio Cramer, Pierre Cressoy, Jim Davies, Helen Dickson, Ralph Dumke, Jimmie Dundee, Al Ferguson, Dick Fortune, Alex Frazer, Frank Freeman Jr., Charles Gemora, Ned Glass, Fred Graham, Joe Gray, Nancy Hale, Virginia Hall, Ted Hecht, Douglas Henderson, Gertrude Hoffmann, Jimmy Horan, Patricia Iannone, Jerry James, Carolyn Jones, Don Kohler, Frank Kreig, Ivan Lebedeff, Freeman Lusk, Herbert Lytton, 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, Stanley Orr, George Pal, Walter Richards, Robert Rockwell, Walter Sande, James Seay, Cora Shannon, David Sharpe, Teru Shimada, Bobby Somers, Bert Stevens, Charles Stewart, Gus Taillon, Morton C. Thompson, Arthur Tovey, Dale Van Sickel, Dorothy Vernon, Edward Wahrman, Anthony Warde, Waldon Williams, Bud Wolfe, Fred Zendar, Jack Stoney

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Storyline

Scientist Clayton Forrester (Gene Barry) and Sylvia Van Buren (Ann Robinson) are the first to arrive at the site of a meteorite crash. Soon after, an alien war machine emerges and begins killing at random. The Marines are called in, but they're no match for the aliens' force field. Forrester and Van Buren, however, are able to wound one of the creatures and procure a sample of its blood. They take it to Los Angeles where they hope, through testing, to be able to discover the aliens' weakness.



Tagline: Amazing! terrifying! The most savage spectacle of all time!

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Language:  Czech, English, Spanish
Release Date:  13 August 1953

Box Office

Budget:  $2,000,000
Revenue:  $2,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Paramount Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 25 min

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