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The War of the Worlds(Movie, 1953)

PG
| 1h 25min | Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller

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

The War of the WorldsRating: 3.5/5 (with 119 votes)
The War of the Worlds (also known in promotional material as H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds) is a 1953 American Technicolor science fiction drama film from Paramount Pictures, produced by George Pal, directed by Byron Haskin and starring Gene Barry and Ann Robinson. The film is a loose adaptation of the novel of the same name by H. G. Wells, the first of five film adaptations. It is a modern retelling of the 1897 novel, changing the setting from Victorian Era England to 1953 southern California, while also being a commentary on the then-ongoing Cold War and the nuclear arms race. Earth is suddenly and unexpectedly invaded by Martians and American scientist Clayton Forrester searches for any weakness that can stop them. The War of the Worlds won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and went on to influence other science fiction films. In 2011, it was selected for preservation in the United States' National Film Registry in the Library of Congress, being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". ()
Movie poster of The War of the Worlds

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Awards & Nominations for The War of the Worlds

National Film Registry Academy Award for Best Special Effects nominated for: Academy Award for Best Film Editing nominated for: Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing nominated for: Academy Award for Best Special Effects

About The War of the Worlds

The residents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills, but their joy is short-lived when they discover it has passengers who are not very friendly.

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Based on the work of: H. G. Wells ("The War of the Worlds")
Made by: Paramount Pictures
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: Czech (CS), English (EN), Spanish (ES)
Translations: Bulgarian (BG), Catalan (CA), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV)
Status: Released
Release date US: 08/13/1953
Cast: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Cedric Hardwicke, Les Tremayne, Edgar Barrier, Henry Brandon, Ivan Lebedeff, Jack Kruschen, Paul Frees, Robert Cornthwaite, Sandro Giglio, Walter Sande, William Phipps
Director: Byron Haskin
Producer: George Pal
Screenwriter: H. G. Wells, Barré Lyndon
Film Editor: Everett Douglas
Director of Photography: George Barnes
Composer: Leith Stevens
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Guerra dos Mundos - 1953"
"Kampf der Welten"
"La guerra dei mondi"
"ucyu senso"
Budget: 2,000,000 USD
Revenue: 2,000,000 USD (= 100%)

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