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American Experience

War of the Worlds (Season 25, Episode 6)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 53 min | Documentary, Biography, History

An account of Orson Welles' 1938 radio drama broadcast that inadvertently started a mass panic.
Writers
Michelle Ferrari (story) (telescript) | A. Brad Schwartz (story)
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Status
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Updated Oct 29, 2013

Release date
Oct 29, 2013 (United States)

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Charissa Allen
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Edgar Bergen
Self / Charlie McCarthy (archive sound) Self / Charlie McCarthy (archive sound)   See fewer
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Peter Bogdanovich
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Brenda Isaacs Booth
Bertha Boughton (as Brenda Isaacs-Booth) Bertha Boughton (as Brenda Isaacs-Booth)   See fewer
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Ray Collins
Mr. Wilmuth (archive sound) Mr. Wilmuth (archive sound)   See fewer
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Buster Crabbe
Flash Gordon (archive footage) Flash Gordon (archive footage)   See fewer
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Robert Crossley
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Kenny Delmar
Captain Lansing / Franklin D. Roosevelt / Policeman (archive sound) Captain Lansing / Franklin D. Roosevelt / Policeman (archive sound)   See fewer
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Susan Douglas
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Chris Wells Feder
Self - Daughter of Orson Wells Self - Daughter of Orson Wells   See fewer
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Babs George
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Jennifer Griffin
Florence Rohm Florence Rohm   See fewer
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Paul Heyer
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Adolf Hitler
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T.J. Jackson Lears
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Betsy Lindley
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Tim Mateer
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Herbert Morrison
Self - Announcer Witnessing Hindenburg Disaster (archive sound) Self - Announcer Witnessing Hindenburg Disaster (archive sound)   See fewer
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Chris Olson
Louis F. Heidenrich Louis F. Heidenrich   See fewer
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Oliver Platt
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Eric Rabkin
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Jean Rogers
Dale Arden (archive footage) Dale Arden (archive footage)   See fewer
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
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David Ropeik
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Tony Sears
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Dan Seymour
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Ashley Spillers
Gerta S. Brown Gerta S. Brown   See fewer
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Mj Vandivier
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Orson Welles
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Irene White
Esther L. Hoadley Esther L. Hoadley   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 276 votes