The War of the Worlds

Mighty panorama of Earth-shaking fury as an army from Mars invades!

Categories: Science Fiction, Action
The residents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills, until they discover it is the first of many transport devices from Mars bringing an army of invaders invincible to any man-made weapon, even the atomic bomb.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1953-08-13
Run time: 85 minute / 1:25
Budget: $2,000,000
Director: Byron Haskin
Writer: Barré Lyndon
Production Company : Paramount
Production Country: United States of America


Gene Barry
as Dr. Clayton Forrester
Ann Robinson
as Sylvia Van Buren
Lewis Martin
as Pastor Dr. Matthew Collins
Les Tremayne
as Maj. Gen. Mann
Frank Kreig
as Fiddler Hawkins (uncredited)
Vernon Rich
as Col. Ralph Heffner
Sandro Giglio
as Dr. Bilderbeck
Ann Codee
as Dr. Duprey (uncredited)
Robert Cornthwaite
as Dr. Pryor (as Bob Cornthwaite)
Cedric Hardwicke
as Commentary (voice) (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Houseley Stevenson Jr.
as Gen. Mann's Aide (as Housely Stevenson Jr.)
William Phipps
as Wash Perry (as Bill Phipps)
Jack Kruschen
as Salvatore
Paul Birch
as Alonzo Hogue (uncredited)
Paul Frees
as Second Radio Reporter / Opening Announcer
Henry Brandon
as Cop at Crash Site
Peter Adams
as Pine Summit Fire Watcher (uncredited)
Eric Alden
as Man (uncredited)
Hugh Allen
as Brigadier General (uncredited)
Ruth Barnell
as Mother (uncredited)
Edgar Barrier
as Prof. McPherson (uncredited)
Russ Bender
as Dr. Carmichael (uncredited)
Oscar Blank
as Man in Church (uncredited)
Nick Borgani
as Man in Church (uncredited)
Hazel Boyne
as Screaming Woman (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg
as Man in Church (uncredited)
George Bruggeman
as Soldier (uncredited)
Nora Bush
as Woman in Church (uncredited)
Tony Butala
as Boy in Final Church (uncredited)
Mushy Callahan
as Burning Soldier at Pit (uncredited)
Dick Cherney
as Looter (uncredited)
Edward Colmans
as Spanish Priest (uncredited)
James Conaty
as Man at Pacific Institute of Science and Technology (uncredited)
Russ Conway
as Rev. Bethany (uncredited)
Martin Coulter
as Marine Sergeant (uncredited)
Vittorio Cramer
as First Radio Reporter (uncredited)
Pierre Cressoy
as Frenchman (uncredited)
Oliver Cross
as Scientist (uncredited)
Jane Crowley
as Woman in Church (uncredited)
Jim Davies
as Marine Commanding Officer (uncredited)
Helen Dickson
as Woman in Church (uncredited)
Ralph Dumke
as Buck Monahan (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee
as Civil Defense Official (uncredited)
Al Ferguson
as Police Chief (uncredited)
Dick Fortune
as Marine Captain (uncredited)
Alex Frazer
as Dr. James (uncredited)
Frank Freeman Jr.
as Bum #2 Listening to Radio (uncredited)
Slim Gaut
as Radio Listener (uncredited)
Charles Gemora
as Martian (uncredited)
Ned Glass
as Well-Dressed Looter (uncredited)
Jack Gordon
as Man in Church (uncredited)
Fred Graham
as Looter (uncredited)
Joe Gray
as Looter (uncredited)
Herman Hack
as Worker Listening to Radio (uncredited)
Nancy Hale
as Young Wife (uncredited)
Virginia Hall
as Girl (uncredited)
Ted Hecht
as KGEB Reporter (uncredited)
Douglas Henderson
as Staff Sergeant (uncredited)
Gertrude Hoffmann
as Elderly News Vendor (uncredited)
Tex Holden
as Man in Church (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan
as Party Guest (uncredited)
Patricia Iannone
as Girl (uncredited)
Jerry James
as Reporter (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers
as Worker Listening to Radio (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone
as Man in Church (uncredited)
Carolyn Jones
as Blonde Party Guest (uncredited)
Don Kohler
as Colonel (uncredited)
Ivan Lebedeff
as Dr. Gratzman (uncredited)
Freeman Lusk
as Secretary of Defense (uncredited)
Herbert Lytton
as Chief of Staff (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack
as Official (uncredited)
George Magrill
as Traffic Cop (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney
as Townsman (uncredited)
John Mansfield
as Man (uncredited)
Joel Marston
as Military Policeman in Jeep (uncredited)
Sydney Mason
as Fire Chief, Crew #3 (uncredited)
John Maxwell
as Doctor (uncredited)
Mathew McCue
as Man in Church (uncredited)
David McMahon
as Minister, First Church (uncredited)
William Meader
as P.E. Official (uncredited)
Lee Miller
as Reporter (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery
as Los Angeles Red Cross Official (uncredited)
Alvy Moore
as Zippy (uncredited)
Bob Morgan
as Injured Civil Defense Worker (uncredited)
Charles Morton
as Worker Listening to Radio (uncredited)
George Nardelli
as Military Officer (uncredited)
Stanley Orr
as Marine Major (uncredited)
George Pal
as Bum #1 Listening to Radio (uncredited)
Walter Richards
as Reporter (uncredited)
Robert Rockwell
as Forest Ranger at Crash Site (uncredited)
Walter Sande
as Sheriff Bogany (uncredited)
James Seay
as Air Force Bomber Pilot (uncredited)
Allen D. Sewall
as Man in Church (uncredited)
Lucile Sewall
as Woman in Church (uncredited)
Cora Shannon
as Old Woman (uncredited)
David Sharpe
as Looter (uncredited)
Teru Shimada
as Japanese Diplomat (uncredited)
Reginald Lal Singh
as Military Officer (uncredited)
Bobby Somers
as Deputy at Crash Site (uncredited)
Bert Stevens
as Man in Church (uncredited)
Charles Stewart
as Marine Captain (uncredited)
Jack Stoney
as Looter (uncredited)
Gus Taillon
as Elderly Man (uncredited)
Morton C. Thompson
as Reporter (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey
as Party Guest (uncredited)
Dale van Sickel
as Looter (uncredited)
Dorothy Vernon
as Elderly Woman at Square Dance (uncredited)
Edward Wahrman
as Cameraman (uncredited)
Anthony Warde
as Military Police Driver (uncredited)
Bob Whitney
as Military Officer (uncredited)
Chalky Williams
as Worker Listening to Radio (uncredited)
Waldon Williams
as Boy (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe
as Rescuing Civil Defense Worker (uncredited)
Fred Zendar
as Marine Lieutenant (uncredited)
Ben Burtt Sound

Michael D. Moore Assistant Director

Mushy Callahan Stunts

George Barnes Director of Photography

Howard Beals Sound Effects

Costume & Make-Up
Edith Head Costume Design

Hal Pereira Art Direction

Costume & Make-Up
Wally Westmore Makeup Supervisor

Harry Lindgren Sound Recordist

Cecil B. DeMille Executive Producer

Visual Effects
Walter Hoffman Visual Effects

Gene Garvin Sound Recordist

Visual Effects
Gordon Jennings Visual Effects

H.G. Wells Novel

Emile Kuri Set Decoration

George Pal Producer

Visual Effects
Marcel Delgado Modeling

George Parrish Orchestrator
Leith Stevens Original Music Composer

Barré Lyndon Screenplay

Everett Douglas Editor

Byron Haskin Director

Albert Nozaki Art Direction
Albert Nozaki Set Decoration

Walter Oberst Sound Effects

A. Edward Sutherland Special Effects
David Sharpe Stunts
Dale van Sickel Stunts
Fred Graham Stunts

Visual Effects
W. Wallace Kelley Visual Effects

Ken Strickfaden Special Effects
Jimmie Dundee Stunts
Joe Gray Stunts
Bud Wolfe Stunts
Herman Hack Stunts
Fred Zendar Stunts
Bob Morgan Stunts

Visual Effects
Cliff Shirpser Visual Effects Camera

George Magrill Stunts

Frank Caffey Production Manager

Chesley Bonestell Painter

Chesley Bonestell Technical Advisor
Charles Morton Stunts
Jack Stoney Stunts
Chet Brandenburg Stunts

Frank Freeman Jr. Associate Producer

Costume & Make-Up
Charles Gemora Costumer

Bobby Somers Stunts
Slim Gaut Stunts
George Bruggeman Stunts

Visual Effects
Paul K. Lerpae Visual Effects

Chalky Williams Stunts

Gene Lauritzen Construction Coordinator

Visual Effects
Ivyl Burks Visual Effects

Ivyl Burks Props

Visual Effects
Jan Domela Visual Effects
Irmin Roberts Visual Effects

Tex Holden Stunts
Barney Wolff Special Effects

Costume & Make-Up
Diana Gemora Costumer

Lee Vasque Props
Gordon Cole Property Master

Monroe W. Burbank Color Grading

William M. Andrews Sound Editor

Murray Young Key Grip

Loren L. Ryder Sound Director

Visual Effects
Jack Caldwell Visual Effects

Robert S. Richardson Technical Advisor

Gae Griffith Producer's Assistant

Soldier Graham Gaffer

Visual Effects
Aubrey Law Visual Effects

Bob Springfield Special Effects
Chester Pate Special Effects

Lovell Norman Sound Editor
Tommy Middleton Sound Effects
Dan Johnson Sound Effects

Milt Olson Props
Charles Davies Props
Romaine Birkmeyer Props

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