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

The War of the Worlds

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.

Credits

The War of the Worlds Cast

Name Character
Teru Shimada He was 47, 82 years old when he died as Japanese Diplomat (uncredited)
Cedric Hardwicke He was 60, 71 years old when he died as Commentary (voice)
Walter Sande He was 47, 65 years old when he died as Sheriff Bogany (uncredited)
Gene Barry He was 34, 90 years old when he died as Dr. Clayton Forrester
Paul Frees He was 33, 66 years old when he died as Second Radio Reporter / Opening Announcer
Ned Glass He was 47, 78 years old when he died as Well-Dressed Looter (uncredited)
Jack Kruschen He was 31, 80 years old when he died as Salvatore
Carolyn Jones She was 23, 53 years old when she died as Blonde party guest (uncredited)
Les Tremayne He was 40, 90 years old when he died as General Mann
Jim Davies as Marine Commanding Officer (uncredited)
Ann Codee She was 63, 71 years old when she died as Dr. Duprey
Jimmie Dundee He was 52, 52 years old when he died as Civil Defense Official (uncredited)
Edgar Barrier He was 46, 57 years old when he died as Prof. McPherson
Herbert Lytton He was 55, 83 years old when he died as Chief of Staff (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel He was 45, 69 years old when he died as Looter (uncredited)
Robert Cornthwaite He was 36, 89 years old when he died as Dr. Pryor
Pierre Cressoy He was 29, 56 years old when he died as Man (uncredited)
Joel Marston He was 31, 90 years old when he died as MP in Jeep (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe He was 35, 75 years old when he died as Rescuing Civil Defense Worker (uncredited)
Edward Colmans He was 44, 68 years old when he died as Spanish Priest (uncredited)
Ted Hecht He was 45, 61 years old when he died as KGEB Reporter (uncredited)
Al Ferguson He was 65, 83 years old when he died as Police Chief (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery as Los Angeles Red Cross official (uncredited)
James Seay He was 38, 78 years old when he died as Air Force Bomber Pilot (uncredited)
William Phipps He was 31, 96 years old when he died as Wash Perry
Robert Rockwell He was 36, 86 years old when he died as Forest Ranger at Crash Site (uncredited)
Russ Bender He was 43, 59 years old when he died as Dr. Carmichael (uncredited)
Freeman Lusk as Secretary of Defense (uncredited)
Russ Conway He was 27, 75 years old when he died as Rev. Bethany (uncredited)
Sandro Giglio He was 53, 78 years old when he died as Dr. Bilderbeck
Houseley Stevenson, Jr. as Gen. Mann's aide
Henry Brandon He was 41, 78 years old when he died as Cop at Crash Site
Gertrude Hoffmann She was 82, 95 years old when she died as Elderly Woman News Vendor (uncredited)
Paul Birch He was 41, 57 years old when he died as Alonzo Hogue
Stanley Orr He was 36, 86 years old when he died as Marine Major (uncredited)
Alvy Moore He was 31, 75 years old when he died as Zippy (uncredited)
Helen Dickson She was 48, 51 years old when she died as Woman in Church (uncredited)
Cliff Clark He was 64, 63 years old when he died as Australian Policeman (scenes deleted)
Anthony Warde He was 44, 66 years old when he died as Military Police Driver (uncredited)
Ralph Dumke He was 54, 64 years old when he died as Buck Monahan (uncredited)
George Magrill He was 53, 52 years old when he died as Traffic Cop (uncredited)
Don Kohler as Colonel (uncredited)
Frank Kreig as Forest Ranger Who Calls Square-Dance
David McMahon He was 27, 8 years old when he died as Minister, First Church (uncredited)
Eric Alden He was 44, 53 years old when he died as Man (uncredited)
Mushy Callahan He was 47, 80 years old when he died as Burning Soldier at Pit (uncredited)
Alex Frazer He was 53, 58 years old when he died as Dr. James (uncredited)
Fred Graham He was 44, 70 years old when he died as Looter (uncredited)
Bob Morgan He was 37, 83 years old when he died as Injured Civil Defense Worker (uncredited)
Rudy Lee as Boy (scenes deleted)
George Pal He was 45, 72 years old when he died as Bum #1 Listening to Radio (uncredited)
Lewis Martin He was 58, 74 years old when he died as Pastor Dr. Matthew Collins
Lee Miller She was 46, 70 years old when she died as Reporter (uncredited)
Tony Butala He was 12, now 81 years old as One of 3 Boys in Final Church Scene (uncredited)
William Meader He was 49, 74 years old when he died as P.E. Official (uncredited)
John Mansfield He was 131, 74 years old when he died as Man (uncredited)
Nancy Hale as Young Wife (uncredited)
Jack Stoney He was 55, 80 years old when he died as Looter (uncredited)
Dorothy Vernon She was 77, 94 years old when she died as Elderly Woman (uncredited)
Ann Robinson She was 24, now 93 years old as Sylvia Van Buren
Mike Mahoney He was 2, 37 years old when he died as Young Man (uncredited)
Fred Zendar as Marine Lieutenant (uncredited)
Peter Adams as Pine Summit Fire Watcher (uncredited)
Sydney Mason She was 44, now 24 years old as Fire Chief, Crew #3 (uncredited)
Joe Gray He was 41, 58 years old when he died as Looter (uncredited)
Vernon Rich He was 47, 72 years old when he died as Col. Ralph Heffner
David Sharpe He was 43, 70 years old when he died as Looter (uncredited)
Hazel Boyne She was 70, 83 years old when she died as Screaming Woman (uncredited)
John Maxwell He was 76, 105 years old when he died as Doctor (uncredited)
Ivan Lebedeff He was 58, 57 years old when he died as Dr. Gratzman (uncredited)
Douglas Henderson He was 34, 59 years old when he died as Staff Sergeant (uncredited)

The War of the Worlds Crew

Name Department
Leith Stevens as Music. He was 43 (60) years old when He died Sound
Barré Lyndon as Screenplay. He was 57 (76) years old when He died Writing
Everett Douglas as Editor. He was 50 (65) years old when He died Editing
Byron Haskin as Director. He was 54 (84) years old when He died Directing
H.G. Wells as Novel. He was 86 (79) years old when He died Writing
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The War of the Worlds (69 years)

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

  • Release day: Thursday, August 13, 1953
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Budget: 2000000.00