The War of the Worlds (1953)

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Genres
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Thriller
Runtime
1h 25min
Age rating
PG

Cast

Gene Barry
Dr. Clayton Forrester
Ann Robinson
Sylvia Van Buren
Les Tremayne
General Mann
Lewis Martin
Pastor Dr. Matthew Collins
Vernon Rich
Col. Ralph Heffner
Sandro Giglio
Dr. Bilderbeck
Ann Codee
Dr. Duprey
Edgar Barrier
Prof. McPherson
Frank Kreig
Forest Ranger Who Calls Square-Dance
Paul Birch
Alonzo Hogue
Paul Frees
Second Radio Reporter / Opening Announcer
Cedric Hardwicke
Commentary (voice)
Houseley Stevenson Jr.
Gen. Mann's aide
Henry Brandon
Cop at Crash Site
Cliff Clark
Australian Policeman (scenes deleted)
Peter Adams
Pine Summit Fire Watcher (uncredited)
Eric Alden
Man (uncredited)
Hugh Allen
Brigadier General (uncredited)
Ruth Barnell
Mother (uncredited)
Russ Bender
Dr. Carmichael (uncredited)
Hazel Boyne
Screaming Woman (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg
Man in Church (uncredited)
Tony Butala
One of 3 Boys in Final Church Scene (uncredited)
Mushy Callahan
Burning Soldier at Pit (uncredited)
Edward Colmans
Spanish Priest (uncredited)
James Conaty
Man at Pacific Institute of Science and Technology (uncredited)
Russ Conway
Rev. Bethany (uncredited)
Martin Coulter
Marine Sergeant (uncredited)
Vittorio Cramer
First Radio Reporter (uncredited)
Pierre Cressoy
Man (uncredited)
Jim Davies
Marine Commanding Officer (uncredited)
Helen Dickson
Woman in Church (uncredited)
Ralph Dumke
Buck Monahan (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee
Civil Defense Official (uncredited)
Al Ferguson
Police Chief (uncredited)
Dick Fortune
Marine Captain (uncredited)
Alex Frazer
Dr. James (uncredited)
Frank Freeman Jr.
Bum #2 Listening to Radio (uncredited)
Charles Gemora
Martian (uncredited)
Ned Glass
Well-Dressed Looter (uncredited)
Fred Graham
Looter (uncredited)
Joe Gray
Looter (uncredited)
Nancy Hale
Young Wife (uncredited)
Virginia Hall
Girl (uncredited)
Rudy Lee
Boy (scenes deleted)
Ted Hecht
KGEB Reporter (uncredited)
Douglas Henderson
Staff Sergeant (uncredited)
Gertrude Hoffmann
Elderly Woman News Vendor (uncredited)
Jimmy Horan
Party Guest (uncredited)
Patricia Iannone
Girl (uncredited)
Jerry James
Reporter (uncredited)
Carolyn Jones
Blonde party guest (uncredited)
Don Kohler
Colonel (uncredited)
Ivan Lebedeff
Dr. Gratzman (uncredited)
Freeman Lusk
Secretary of Defense (uncredited)
Herbert Lytton
Chief of Staff (uncredited)
George Magrill
Traffic Cop (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney
Young Man (uncredited)
John Mansfield
Man (uncredited)
Joel Marston
MP in Jeep (uncredited)
Sydney Mason
Fire Chief, Crew #3 (uncredited)
John Maxwell
Doctor (uncredited)
Mathew McCue
Man in Church (uncredited)
David McMahon
Minister, First Church (uncredited)
William Meader
P.E. Official (uncredited)
Lee Miller
Reporter (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery
Los Angeles Red Cross official (uncredited)
Alvy Moore
Zippy (uncredited)
Bob Morgan
Injured Civil Defense Worker (uncredited)
Stanley Orr
Marine Major (uncredited)
George Pal
Bum #1 Listening to Radio (uncredited)
Walter Richards
Reporter (uncredited)
Robert Rockwell
Forest Ranger at Crash Site (uncredited)
Walter Sande
Sheriff Bogany (uncredited)
James Seay
Air Force Bomber Pilot (uncredited)
Cora Shannon
Old Woman (uncredited)
David Sharpe
Looter (uncredited)
Teru Shimada
Japanese Diplomat (uncredited)
Bobby Somers
Deputy at Crash Site (uncredited)
Bert Stevens
Man in Church (uncredited)
Charles Stewart
Marine Captain (uncredited)
Gus Taillon
Elderly Man (uncredited)
Morton C. Thompson
Reporter (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey
Party Guest (uncredited)
Dale van Sickel
Looter (uncredited)
Dorothy Vernon
Elderly Woman (uncredited)
Edward Wahrman
Cameraman (uncredited)
Anthony Warde
Military Police Driver (uncredited)
Waldon Williams
Boy (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe
Rescuing Civil Defense Worker (uncredited)
Fred Zendar
Marine Lieutenant (uncredited)
Jack Stoney
Looter (uncredited)

Synopsis

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.

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