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The War of the Worlds is a 1953 Paramount Pictures Technicolor science fiction film. It is a loose adaptation of the H.G. Wells classic novel "of the same name", and the first of a number of film adaptations based on novels by H.G. Wells. Wikipedia

Produced by George Pal and directed by Byron Haskin from a script by Barré Lyndon. Considered to be one of the great science fiction films of the 1950s.

Initial Release: Aug. 26, 1953
Awards: It won an Oscar for its special effects and was later selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

the War of the Worlds 1953
The War of the Worlds 1953

IMDB Rating: 7.1

Starring: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne

Director: Byron Haskin

Writters: H.G. Wells , Barré Lyndon

Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Description:The film adaptation of the H.G.Wells story told on radio of the invasion of Earth by Martians.

Plot Summery: [Spoiler Alert!]

H.G. Well's classic novel is brought to life is 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. The movie itself is understood better when you consider that it was made at the height of the Cold War--just replace Martian with Russian.... Written by KC Hunt