The War of the Worlds

Amazing! terrifying! The most savage spectacle of all time!

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
Les Tremayne
as General Mann
Lewis Martin
as Pastor Dr. Matthew Collins
Vernon Rich
as Col. Ralph Heffner
Robert Cornthwaite
as Dr. Pryor
Sandro Giglio
as Dr. Bilderbeck
Ann Codee
as Dr. Duprey
Edgar Barrier
as Prof. McPherson
Frank Kreig
as Forest Ranger Who Calls Square-Dance
Paul Birch
as Alonzo Hogue
William Phipps
as Wash Perry
Jack Kruschen
as Salvatore
Paul Frees
as Second Radio Reporter / Opening Announcer
Cedric Hardwicke
as Commentary (voice)
Houseley Stevenson Jr.
as Gen. Mann's aide
Henry Brandon
as Cop at Crash Site
Cliff Clark
as Australian Policeman (scenes deleted)
Peter Adams
as Pine Summit Fire Watcher (uncredited)
Eric Alden
as Man (uncredited)
Hugh Allen
as Brigadier General (uncredited)
Ruth Barnell
as Mother (uncredited)
Russ Bender
as Dr. Carmichael (uncredited)
Hazel Boyne
as Screaming Woman (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg
as Man in Church (uncredited)
Tony Butala
as One of 3 Boys in Final Church Scene (uncredited)
Mushy Callahan
as Burning Soldier at Pit (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 Man (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)
Charles Gemora
as Martian (uncredited)
Ned Glass
as Well-Dressed Looter (uncredited)
Fred Graham
as Looter (uncredited)
Joe Gray
as Looter (uncredited)
Nancy Hale
as Young Wife (uncredited)
Virginia Hall
as Girl (uncredited)
Rudy Lee
as Boy (scenes deleted)
Ted Hecht
as KGEB Reporter (uncredited)
Douglas Henderson
as Staff Sergeant (uncredited)
Gertrude Hoffmann
as Elderly Woman News Vendor (uncredited)
Jimmy Horan
as Party Guest (uncredited)
Patricia Iannone
as Girl (uncredited)
Jerry James
as Reporter (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)
George Magrill
as Traffic Cop (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney
as Young Man (uncredited)
John Mansfield
as Man (uncredited)
Joel Marston
as MP 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)
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)
Cora Shannon
as Old Woman (uncredited)
David Sharpe
as Looter (uncredited)
Teru Shimada
as Japanese Diplomat (uncredited)
Bobby Somers
as Deputy at Crash Site (uncredited)
Bert Stevens
as Man in Church (uncredited)
Charles Stewart
as Marine Captain (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 (uncredited)
Edward Wahrman
as Cameraman (uncredited)
Anthony Warde
as Military Police Driver (uncredited)
Waldon Williams
as Boy (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe
as Rescuing Civil Defense Worker (uncredited)
Fred Zendar
as Marine Lieutenant (uncredited)
Jack Stoney
as Looter (uncredited)
George Barnes Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up
Edith Head Costume Design
Wally Westmore Makeup Designer

H. G. Wells Novel

George Pal Producer

Leith Stevens Music

Barré Lyndon Screenplay

Everett Douglas Editor

Byron Haskin Director

Murray Young Key Grip

Loren L. Ryder Sound Director

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