Become an IMDbPro Member Today

Get access to the essential resource for the entertainment industry

Find Contacts & Representation

Showcase Yourself & Find Jobs

Explore Industry Trends & Box Office Data

Stay connected with contact details for over 300,000 industry professionals and companies

Manage your photos and the credits you're Known For, and access thousands of open casting notices

Uncover box office insights and use IMDbPro Track to get personalized industry updates

Start your 30-Day free trial
Already a member?

Studio One in Hollywood

The Night America Trembled (Season 10, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 60 min | Drama

On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles' Mercury Players performed a radio play version of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. Some people in the unsuspecting public took the broadcast as a real report about a Martian invasion. In this television ...See moreOn October 30, 1938, Orson Welles' Mercury Players performed a radio play version of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. Some people in the unsuspecting public took the broadcast as a real report about a Martian invasion. In this television play of twenty years later, several fictional storylines present the story of the 1938 broadcast and the panic it caused. Edward R. Murrow, as himself, provides short narrative bridges between scenes. The fun includes watching the young extras for a surprising number of faces that will later range from the familiar to the famous. Written by tlfisher-1 See less
Read more: Plot summary
Director
Producer
Status
Edit Released
Updated Sep 9, 1957

Release date
Sep 9, 1957 (United States)

Contacts

Become a member to see contact information for The Night America Trembled.

Cast

+ Add Cast
32 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Edward R. Murrow
Himself / Narrator Himself / Narrator   See fewer
Members only
Alexander Scourby
Carl Phillips - Host Carl Phillips - Host   See fewer
Members only
Robert Blackburn
Director Director   See fewer
Members only
Casey Allen
First Announcer First Announcer   See fewer
Members only
Norman Rose
Second Announcer Second Announcer   See fewer
Members only
Ray Boyle
First Actor First Actor   See fewer
Members only
Frank Marth
Second Actor Second Actor   See fewer
Members only
Edward Asner
Third Actor Third Actor   See fewer
Top 5000
Freda Holloway
Mary Morgan Mary Morgan   See fewer
Members only
John Gibson
Mr. Morgan - Mary's Father Mr. Morgan - Mary's Father   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Members only
Members only
Members only
James Coburn
Sam Chandler (as Jim Coburn) Sam Chandler (as Jim Coburn)   See fewer
Top 5000
Priscilla Gillette
Elaine Chandler Elaine Chandler   See fewer
Members only
Susan Hallaran
Millie - the Babysitter Millie - the Babysitter   See fewer
Members only
Crahan Denton
Mac - NJ Police Officer Mac - NJ Police Officer   See fewer
Members only
Al Markim
Brownie - NJ Police Officer Brownie - NJ Police Officer   See fewer
Members only
Frank Daly
Editor Editor   See fewer
Members only
Roger Quinlan
Timid Man Timid Man   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Warren Beatty
First Card Player First Card Player   See fewer
Top 5000
Warren Oates
Second Card Player Second Card Player   See fewer
Members only
Fritz Weber
Third Card Player Third Card Player   See fewer
Members only
Bob Kilgallen
Student Student   See fewer
Members only
Edgar Bergen
Himself (voice) (archive footage) Himself (voice) (archive footage)   See fewer
Members only
Betty Furness
Herself - Commercial Spokeswoman Herself - Commercial Spokeswoman   See fewer
Members only
Adolf Hitler
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
Members only
Charlie McCarthy
Himself (voice) (archive footage) Himself (voice) (archive footage)   See fewer
Members only
John Cameron Swayze
Himself - Commercial Spokesman Himself - Commercial Spokesman   See fewer
Members only
John Astin
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Top 5000
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.

MOVIEmeter

Members only

Become a member to access additional data

Ratings Breakdown

6.9 / 10 | 96 votes