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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.
Writers
H.G. Wells (novel) | Barré Lyndon (screenplay)
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Leith Stevens (music score)
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$ 2,000,000
Gross (USA)
$ 4,360,000
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Release date
Aug 26, 1953 (United States)

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Ann Robinson
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7.2 / 10 | 28,652 votes