The Original Invasion! H.G. Wells' chilling novel of a Martian invasion of Earth becomes even more frightening in this 1952 film adaptation that's widely regarded as one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time. It delivers eye-popping thrills, laser-hot action and unrelenting, edge-of-your-seat suspense. No one who has seen the film's depiction of the swan-shaped Martian machines-ticking and hissing menacingly as they cut their path of destruction-will ever forget their ominous impact!

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The War of the Worlds (1953)

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Action/Horror/Suspense/Thriller/Science-Fiction · 1h 25m · 8/26/1953

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They came to CONQUER the EARTH!

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The Original Invasion! H.G. Wells' chilling novel of a Martian invasion of Earth becomes even more frightening in this 1952 film adaptation that's widely regarded as one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time. It delivers eye-popping thrills, laser-hot action and unrelenting, edge-of-your-seat suspense. No one who has seen the film's depiction of the swan-shaped Martian machines-ticking and hissing menacingly as they cut their path of destruction-will ever forget their ominous impact!

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Status

Released

Languages

English, Spanish

Country

United States

Production Company

Paramount Pictures

Budget

$2,000,000

Revenue

$4,360,000
Part Of
Cast
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Jerry James

Reporter (uncredited)
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Patricia Iannone

Girl (uncredited)
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Jimmie Horan

Party Guest (uncredited)
Person Photo

Tex Holden

Man in Church (uncredited)
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Gertrude Hoffman

Elderly News Vendor (uncredited)
Person Photo

Douglas Henderson

Staff Sergeant (uncredited)
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Ted Hecht

KGEB Reporter (uncredited)
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Virginia Hall

Girl (uncredited)
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Nancy Hale

Young Wife (uncredited)
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Herman Hack

Worker Listening to Radio (uncredited)
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Joe Gray

Looter (uncredited)
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William Meader

P.E. Official (uncredited)
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Paul Birch

Alonzo Hogue (uncredited)
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Ned Glass

Well-Dressed Looter (uncredited)
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Dick Johnstone

Man in Church (uncredited)
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Dorothy Vernon

Elderly Woman at Square Dance (uncredited)
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Dale Van Sickel

Looter (uncredited)
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Arthur Tovey

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Morton C. Thompson

Reporter (uncredited)
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Gus Taillon

Elderly Man (uncredited)
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Jack Stoney

Looter (uncredited)
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Charles Stewart

Marine Captain (uncredited)
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Bert Stevens

Man in Church (uncredited)
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Bobby Somers

Deputy at Crash Site (uncredited)
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Reginald Lal Singh

Military Officer (uncredited)
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Teru Shimada

Japanese Diplomat (uncredited)
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Anthony Warde

Military Police Driver (uncredited)
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David Sharpe

Looter (uncredited)
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Lucile Sewall

Woman in Church (uncredited)
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Allen D. Sewall

Man in Church (uncredited)
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James Seay

Air Force Bomber Pilot (uncredited)
Person Photo

Walter Sande

Sheriff Bogany (uncredited)
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Robert Rockwell

Forest Ranger at Crash Site (uncredited)
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Walter Richards

Reporter (uncredited)
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George Pal

Bum #1 Listening to Radio (uncredited)
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Stanley Orr

Marine Major (uncredited)
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George Nardelli

Military Officer (uncredited)
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Charles Morton

Worker Listening to Radio (uncredited)
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Bob Morgan

Injured Civil Defense Worker (uncredited)
Person Photo

Martin Coulter

Marine Sergeant (uncredited)
Person Photo

Oscar Blank

Man in Church (uncredited)
Person Photo

Edward Wahrman

Cameraman (uncredited)
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Alvy Moore

Zippy (uncredited)
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Cora Shannon

Old Woman (uncredited)
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Bob Whitney

Military Officer (uncredited)
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Chalky Williams

Worker Listening to Radio (uncredited)
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Waldon Williams

Boy (uncredited)
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Edgar Barrier

Prof. McPherson (uncredited)
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Ruth Barnell

Mother (uncredited)
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Hugh Allen

Brigadier General (uncredited)
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Eric Alden

Man (uncredited)
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Peter Adams

Pine Summit Fire Watcher (uncredited)
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Cedric Hardwicke

Commentary (voice) (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
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Jack Kruschen

Salvatore
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Henry Brandon

Cop at Crash Site
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Vernon Rich

Col. Ralph Heffner
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William Phipps

Wash Perry (as Bill Phipps)
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Paul Frees

Second Radio Reporter / Opening Announcer
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Houseley Stevenson Jr.

Gen. Mann's Aide (as Housely Stevenson Jr.)
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Lewis Martin

Pastor Dr. Matthew Collins
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Sandro Giglio

Dr. Bilderbeck
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Robert Cornthwaite

Dr. Pryor (as Bob Cornthwaite)
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Les Tremayne

Maj. Gen. Mann
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Ann Robinson

Sylvia Van Buren
Person Photo

Gene Barry

Dr. Clayton Forrester
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Fred Zendar

Marine Lieutenant (uncredited)
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Bud Wolfe

Rescuing Civil Defense Worker (uncredited)
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Ralph Montgomery

Los Angeles Red Cross Official (uncredited)
Person Photo

Russ Bender

Dr. Carmichael (uncredited)
Person Photo

Lee Miller

Reporter (uncredited)
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David McMahon

Minister, First Church (uncredited)
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Slim Gaut

Radio Listener (uncredited)
Person Photo

Frank Freeman Jr.

Bum #2 Listening to Radio (uncredited)
Person Photo

Alex Frazer

Dr. James (uncredited)
Person Photo

Dick Fortune

Marine Captain (uncredited)
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Al Ferguson

Police Chief (uncredited)
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Jimmie Dundee

Civil Defense Official (uncredited)
Person Photo

Ralph Dumke

Buck Monahan (uncredited)
Person Photo

Helen Dickson

Woman in Church (uncredited)
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Jim Davies

Marine Commanding Officer (uncredited)
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Jane Crowley

Woman in Church (uncredited)
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Oliver Cross

Scientist (uncredited)
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Pierre Cressoy

Frenchman (uncredited)
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Charles Gemora

Martian (uncredited)
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Vittorio Cramer

First Radio Reporter (uncredited)
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Russ Conway

Rev. Bethany (uncredited)
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James Conaty

Man at Pacific Institute of Science and Technology (uncredited)
Person Photo

Edward Colmans

Spanish Priest (uncredited)
Person Photo

Ann Codee

Dr. Duprey (uncredited)
Person Photo

Dick Cherney

Looter (uncredited)
Person Photo

Mushy Callahan

Burning Soldier at Pit (uncredited)
Person Photo

Tony Butala

Boy in Final Church (uncredited)
Person Photo

Nora Bush

Woman in Church (uncredited)
Person Photo

George Bruggeman

Soldier (uncredited)
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Chet Brandenburg

Man in Church (uncredited)
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Hazel Boyne

Screaming Woman (uncredited)
Person Photo

Jack Gordon

Man in Church (uncredited)
Person Photo

Fred Graham

Looter (uncredited)
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Mathew McCue

Man in Church (uncredited)
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John Maxwell

Doctor (uncredited)
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Sydney Mason

Fire Chief, Crew #3 (uncredited)
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Joel Marston

Military Policeman in Jeep (uncredited)
Person Photo

John Mansfield

Man (uncredited)
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Mike Mahoney

Townsman (uncredited)
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George Magrill

Traffic Cop (uncredited)
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Wilbur Mack

Official (uncredited)
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Herbert Lytton

Chief of Staff (uncredited)
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Freeman Lusk

Secretary of Defense (uncredited)
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Ivan Lebedeff

Dr. Gratzman (uncredited)
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Frank Kreig

Fiddler Hawkins (uncredited)
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Don Kohler

Colonel (uncredited)
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Carolyn Jones

Blonde Party Guest (uncredited)
Person Photo

Nick Borgani

Man in Church (uncredited)
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Michael Jeffers

Worker Listening to Radio (uncredited)
Crew
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Byron Haskin

Director
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Barré Lyndon

Writer
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H.G. Wells

Writer
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Everett Douglas

Editor
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George Barnes

Cinematograpy
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George Pal

Producer
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Leith Stevens

Music
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