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  • The War of the Worlds (1953)
  • G
    85 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
The War of the Worlds (1953)
G
85 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A small town in California is attacked by Martians, beginning a worldwide invasion.
Director
Writers
H.G. Wells (based on the novel by) | Barré Lyndon (screenplay by)
Producer
George Pal (produced by)
Composer
Leith Stevens (music score)
Cinematographer
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Release date
Aug 26, 1953 (United States)

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115 cast members
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Gene Barry
Dr. Clayton Forrester Dr. Clayton Forrester   See fewer
Ann Robinson
Sylvia Van Buren Sylvia Van Buren   See fewer
Les Tremayne
Maj. Gen. Mann Maj. Gen. Mann   See fewer
Robert Cornthwaite
Dr. Pryor (as Bob Cornthwaite) Dr. Pryor (as Bob Cornthwaite)   See fewer
Sandro Giglio
Dr. Bilderbeck Dr. Bilderbeck   See fewer
Lewis Martin
Pastor Dr. Matthew Collins Pastor Dr. Matthew Collins   See fewer
Houseley Stevenson Jr.
Gen. Mann's Aide (as Housely Stevenson Jr.) Gen. Mann's Aide (as Housely Stevenson Jr.)   See fewer
Paul Frees
Second Radio Reporter / Opening Announcer Second Radio Reporter / Opening Announcer   See fewer
William Phipps
Wash Perry (as Bill Phipps) Wash Perry (as Bill Phipps)   See fewer
Vernon Rich
Col. Ralph Heffner Col. Ralph Heffner   See fewer
Henry Brandon
Cop at Crash Site Cop at Crash Site   See fewer
Jack Kruschen
Salvatore Salvatore   See fewer
Cedric Hardwicke
Commentary (voice) (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke) Commentary (voice) (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)   See fewer
Peter Adams
Pine Summit Fire Watcher (uncredited) Pine Summit Fire Watcher (uncredited)   See fewer
Eric Alden
Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
Hugh Allen
Brigadier General (uncredited) Brigadier General (uncredited)   See fewer
Ruth Barnell
Mother (uncredited) Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
Edgar Barrier
Prof. McPherson (uncredited) Prof. McPherson (uncredited)   See fewer
Russ Bender
Dr. Carmichael (uncredited) Dr. Carmichael (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Birch
Alonzo Hogue (uncredited) Alonzo Hogue (uncredited)   See fewer
Oscar Blank
Man in Church (uncredited) Man in Church (uncredited)   See fewer
Nick Borgani
Man in Church (uncredited) Man in Church (uncredited)   See fewer
Hazel Boyne
Screaming Woman (uncredited) Screaming Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
Chet Brandenburg
Man in Church (uncredited) Man in Church (uncredited)   See fewer
George Bruggeman
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Nora Bush
Woman in Church (uncredited) Woman in Church (uncredited)   See fewer
Tony Butala
Boy in Final Church (uncredited) Boy in Final Church (uncredited)   See fewer
Mushy Callahan
Burning Soldier at Pit (uncredited) Burning Soldier at Pit (uncredited)   See fewer
Dick Cherney
Looter (uncredited) Looter (uncredited)   See fewer
Ann Codee
Dr. Duprey (uncredited) Dr. Duprey (uncredited)   See fewer
Edward Colmans
Spanish Priest (uncredited) Spanish Priest (uncredited)   See fewer
James Conaty
Man at Pacific Institute of Science and Technology (uncredited) Man at Pacific Institute of Science and Technology (uncredited)   See fewer
Russ Conway
Rev. Bethany (uncredited) Rev. Bethany (uncredited)   See fewer
Martin Coulter
Marine Sergeant (uncredited) Marine Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
Vittorio Cramer
First Radio Reporter (uncredited) First Radio Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Pierre Cressoy
Frenchman (uncredited) Frenchman (uncredited)   See fewer
Oliver Cross
Scientist (uncredited) Scientist (uncredited)   See fewer
Jane Crowley
Woman in Church (uncredited) Woman in Church (uncredited)   See fewer
Jim Davies
Marine Commanding Officer (uncredited) Marine Commanding Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Helen Dickson
Woman in Church (uncredited) Woman in Church (uncredited)   See fewer
Ralph Dumke
Buck Monahan (uncredited) Buck Monahan (uncredited)   See fewer
Jimmie Dundee
Civil Defense Official (uncredited) Civil Defense Official (uncredited)   See fewer
Al Ferguson
Police Chief (uncredited) Police Chief (uncredited)   See fewer
Dick Fortune
Marine Captain (uncredited) Marine Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
Alex Frazer
Dr. James (uncredited) Dr. James (uncredited)   See fewer
Frank Freeman Jr.
Bum #2 Listening to Radio (uncredited) Bum #2 Listening to Radio (uncredited)   See fewer
Slim Gaut
Radio Listener (uncredited) Radio Listener (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles Gemora
Martian (uncredited) Martian (uncredited)   See fewer
Ned Glass
Well-Dressed Looter (uncredited) Well-Dressed Looter (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Gordon
Man in Church (uncredited) Man in Church (uncredited)   See fewer
Fred Graham
Looter (uncredited) Looter (uncredited)   See fewer
Joe Gray
Looter (uncredited) Looter (uncredited)   See fewer
Herman Hack
Worker Listening to Radio (uncredited) Worker Listening to Radio (uncredited)   See fewer
Nancy Hale
Young Wife (uncredited) Young Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
Virginia Hall
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Ted Hecht
KGEB Reporter (uncredited) KGEB Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Douglas Henderson
Staff Sergeant (uncredited) Staff Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
Gertrude Hoffman
Elderly News Vendor (uncredited) Elderly News Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
Tex Holden
Man in Church (uncredited) Man in Church (uncredited)   See fewer
Jimmie Horan
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Patricia Iannone
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Jerry James
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Michael Jeffers
Worker Listening to Radio (uncredited) Worker Listening to Radio (uncredited)   See fewer
Dick Johnstone
Man in Church (uncredited) Man in Church (uncredited)   See fewer
Carolyn Jones
Blonde Party Guest (uncredited) Blonde Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Don Kohler
Colonel (uncredited) Colonel (uncredited)   See fewer
Frank Kreig
Fiddler Hawkins (uncredited) Fiddler Hawkins (uncredited)   See fewer
Ivan Lebedeff
Dr. Gratzman (uncredited) Dr. Gratzman (uncredited)   See fewer
Freeman Lusk
Secretary of Defense (uncredited) Secretary of Defense (uncredited)   See fewer
Herbert Lytton
Chief of Staff (uncredited) Chief of Staff (uncredited)   See fewer
Wilbur Mack
Official (uncredited) Official (uncredited)   See fewer
George Magrill
Traffic Cop (uncredited) Traffic Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
Mike Mahoney
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
John Mansfield
Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
Joel Marston
Military Policeman in Jeep (uncredited) Military Policeman in Jeep (uncredited)   See fewer
Sydney Mason
Fire Chief, Crew #3 (uncredited) Fire Chief, Crew #3 (uncredited)   See fewer
John Maxwell
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
Mathew McCue
Man in Church (uncredited) Man in Church (uncredited)   See fewer
David McMahon
Minister, First Church (uncredited) Minister, First Church (uncredited)   See fewer
William Meader
P.E. Official (uncredited) P.E. Official (uncredited)   See fewer
Lee Miller
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Ralph Montgomery
Los Angeles Red Cross Official (uncredited) Los Angeles Red Cross Official (uncredited)   See fewer
Alvy Moore
Zippy (uncredited) Zippy (uncredited)   See fewer
Rex Moore
Bum (uncredited) Bum (uncredited)   See fewer
Bob Morgan
Injured Civil Defense Worker (uncredited) Injured Civil Defense Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles Morton
Worker Listening to Radio (uncredited) Worker Listening to Radio (uncredited)   See fewer
George Nardelli
Military Officer (uncredited) Military Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Stanley Orr
Marine Major (uncredited) Marine Major (uncredited)   See fewer
George Pal
Bum #1 Listening to Radio (uncredited) Bum #1 Listening to Radio (uncredited)   See fewer
Walter Richards
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Rockwell
Forest Ranger at Crash Site (uncredited) Forest Ranger at Crash Site (uncredited)   See fewer
Walter Sande
Sheriff Bogany (uncredited) Sheriff Bogany (uncredited)   See fewer
James Seay
Air Force Bomber Pilot (uncredited) Air Force Bomber Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
Allen D. Sewall
Man in Church (uncredited) Man in Church (uncredited)   See fewer
Lucile Sewall
Woman in Church (uncredited) Woman in Church (uncredited)   See fewer
Cora Shannon
Old Woman (uncredited) Old Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
David Sharpe
Looter (uncredited) Looter (uncredited)   See fewer
Teru Shimada
Japanese Diplomat (uncredited) Japanese Diplomat (uncredited)   See fewer
Reginald Lal Singh
Military Officer (uncredited) Military Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Bobby Somers
Deputy at Crash Site (uncredited) Deputy at Crash Site (uncredited)   See fewer
Bert Stevens
Man in Church (uncredited) Man in Church (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles Stewart
Marine Captain (uncredited) Marine Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Stoney
Looter (uncredited) Looter (uncredited)   See fewer
Gus Taillon
Elderly Man (uncredited) Elderly Man (uncredited)   See fewer
Morton C. Thompson
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Arthur Tovey
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Dale Van Sickel
Looter (uncredited) Looter (uncredited)   See fewer
Dorothy Vernon
Elderly Woman at Square Dance (uncredited) Elderly Woman at Square Dance (uncredited)   See fewer
Edward Wahrman
Cameraman (uncredited) Cameraman (uncredited)   See fewer
Anthony Warde
Military Police Driver (uncredited) Military Police Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Bob Whitney
Military Officer (uncredited) Military Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Chalky Williams
Worker Listening to Radio (uncredited) Worker Listening to Radio (uncredited)   See fewer
Waldon Williams
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
Bud Wolfe
Rescuing Civil Defense Worker (uncredited) Rescuing Civil Defense Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
Fred Zendar
Marine Lieutenant (uncredited) Marine Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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