The War of the Worlds quotes

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H.G. Wells' classic novel is brought to life in this tale of alien invasion. The residents of a small town in California are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills. Their joy is tempered somewhat when they discover that it has passengers who are not very friendly.

Director: Byron Haskin
Writer: H.G. Wells (based on the novel by), Barré Lyndon (screenplay by)
Production: N/A
Year: 1953
MetaScore: 78/100
ImdbRating: 7.1
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 26 Aug 1953
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations.


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Cast

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