The War of the Worlds (1953)

Directed by
Byron Haskin

Adaptation of H G Wells's classic science fiction novel, updated to 1939 California and heavily influenced by Orson Welles's hoax radio broadcast. Seemingly unstoppable Martians abandon their dying planet and instigate a ruthlessly destructive colonisation of the Earth. Winner of an Oscar for special effects

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 90 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1953

4/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for Gene BarryGene Barry...Dr. Clayton Forrester
Ann Robinson...Sylvia Van Buren
Les Tremayne...Maj. General Mann
Robert Cornthwaite...Dr. Pryor
Sandro Giglio...Dr. Bilderbeck
Lewis Martin...Pastor Dr. Matthew Collins
Houseley Stevenson Jr....General Mann's aide
Image for Paul FreesPaul Frees...Radio Reporter
William Phipps...Wash Perry
Vernon Rich...Col. Ralph Heffner
Henry Brandon...Cop at Crash Site
Jack Kruschen...Salvatore
Cedric Hardwicke...Commentary