The War of the Worlds (1953)

G   |    |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A small town in California is attacked by Martians, beginning a worldwide invasion.




  • The War of the Worlds (1953)
  • "War of the Worlds" Gene Barry 1953, Paramount, **I.V.
  • "War of the Worlds" Gene Barry 1953, Paramount, **I.V.
  • "War of the Worlds" 1953, Paramount, **I.V.
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  • Gene Barry and Ann Robinson in The War of the Worlds (1953)

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Byron Haskin


H.G. Wells (based on the novel by), Barré Lyndon (screenplay by)

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12 March 2003 | Sargebri
Good Adaptation
Even though this is not a literal translation of the H.G. Welles classic, this is still a good film. I especially loved how it was updated to the 20th century and that all our modern weapons, including the atom bomb, couldn't destroy the Martians. George Pal is definitely one of the most underrated directors of science fiction and this film along his When Worlds Collide and The Time Machine stand out among the great science fiction films of all time.

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Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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