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The Night That Panicked America (1975)

TV Movie | 92 min | Drama

On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles's radio play "The War of the Worlds" accidentally provokes mass panic.
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Nicholas Meyer (teleplay) (story) | Anthony Wilson (teleplay) | Howard Koch (radio play "Invasion from Mars")
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Updated Oct 31, 1975

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Oct 31, 1975 (United States)

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Vic Morrow
Hank Muldoon Hank Muldoon   See fewer
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Cliff De Young
Stefan Grubowski Stefan Grubowski   See fewer
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Michael Constantine
Jess Wingate Jess Wingate   See fewer
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Walter McGinn
Paul Stewart Paul Stewart   See fewer
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Eileen Brennan
Ann Muldoon Ann Muldoon   See fewer
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Meredith Baxter
Linda Davis (as Meredith Baxter Birney) Linda Davis (as Meredith Baxter Birney)   See fewer
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Tom Bosley
Norman Smith Norman Smith   See fewer
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Will Geer
Reverend Davis Reverend Davis   See fewer
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Paul Shenar
Orson Welles Orson Welles   See fewer
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John Ritter
Walter Wingate Walter Wingate   See fewer
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Granville Van Dusen
Carl Phillips Carl Phillips   See fewer
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Joshua Bryant
Howard Koch Howard Koch   See fewer
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Liam Dunn
Charlie Charlie   See fewer
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Walker Edmiston
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Marcus J. Grapes
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Art Hannes
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Casey Kasem
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Ron Rifkin
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Byron Webster
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Clarke Gordon
Matlock Matlock   See fewer
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Ed Bakey
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Hank Muldoon's Daughter (uncredited) Hank Muldoon's Daughter (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 599 votes