The War of the Worlds 68 years old

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

Teru Shimada
Teru Shimada

Japanese Diplomat (uncredited)

Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwicke

Commentary (voice)

Walter Sande
Walter Sande

Sheriff Bogany (uncredited)

Gene Barry
Gene Barry

Dr. Clayton Forrester

Paul Frees
Paul Frees

Second Radio Reporter / Opening Announcer

Ned Glass
Ned Glass

Well-Dressed Looter (uncredited)

The War of the Worlds Cast

Name Character
Les Tremayne He was 40, 90 years old when he died as General Mann
Mushy Callahan He was 47, 80 years old when he died as Burning Soldier at Pit (uncredited)
Jack Kruschen He was 31, 80 years old when he died as Salvatore
Teru Shimada He was 47, 82 years old when he died as Japanese Diplomat (uncredited)
Douglas Henderson He was 34, 59 years old when he died as Staff Sergeant (uncredited)
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)
Carolyn Jones She was 23, 53 years old when she died as Blonde party guest (uncredited)
George Pal He was 45, 72 years old when he died as Bum #1 Listening to Radio (uncredited)
Henry Brandon He was 41, 78 years old when he died as Cop at Crash Site
Anthony Warde He was 44, 66 years old when he died as Military Police Driver (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel He was 45, 69 years old when he died as Looter (uncredited)
Alvy Moore He was 31, 75 years old when he died as Zippy (uncredited)
Pierre Cressoy He was 29, 56 years old when he died as Man (uncredited)
Gene Barry He was 34, 90 years old when he died as Dr. Clayton Forrester
Robert Cornthwaite He was 36, 89 years old when he died as Dr. Pryor
Sandro Giglio He was 53, 78 years old when he died as Dr. Bilderbeck
Edgar Barrier He was 46, 57 years old when he died as Prof. McPherson
Ralph Dumke He was 54, 64 years old when he died as Buck Monahan (uncredited)
John Maxwell He was 76, 105 years old when he died as Doctor (uncredited)
James Seay He was 38, 78 years old when he died as Air Force Bomber Pilot (uncredited)
Cliff Clark He was 64, 63 years old when he died as Australian Policeman (scenes deleted)
Russ Conway He was 27, 75 years old when he died as Rev. Bethany (uncredited)
Lewis Martin He was 58, 74 years old when he died as Pastor Dr. Matthew Collins
David Sharpe He was 43, 70 years old when he died as Looter (uncredited)
Russ Bender He was 43, 59 years old when he died as Dr. Carmichael (uncredited)
William Phipps He was 31, 96 years old when he died as Wash Perry
Ann Robinson She was 24, now 92 years old as Sylvia Van Buren
Fred Graham He was 44, 70 years old when he died as Looter (uncredited)
Houseley Stevenson, Jr. as Gen. Mann's aide
Stanley Orr He was 36, 86 years old when he died as Marine Major (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee He was 52, 52 years old when he died as Civil Defense Official (uncredited)
Joe Gray He was 41, 58 years old when he died as Looter (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe He was 35, 75 years old when he died as Rescuing Civil Defense Worker (uncredited)
Ivan Lebedeff He was 58, 57 years old when he died as Dr. Gratzman (uncredited)
Edward Colmans He was 44, 68 years old when he died as Spanish Priest (uncredited)
David McMahon He was 27, 8 years old when he died as Minister, First Church (uncredited)
Peter Adams as Pine Summit Fire Watcher (uncredited)
Joel Marston He was 31, 90 years old when he died as MP in Jeep (uncredited)
Herbert Lytton He was 55, 83 years old when he died as Chief of Staff (uncredited)
John Mansfield He was 131, 74 years old when he died as Man (uncredited)
Don Kohler as Colonel (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney He was 2, 37 years old when he died as Young Man (uncredited)
Bob Morgan He was 37, 83 years old when he died as Injured Civil Defense Worker (uncredited)
Jim Davies as Marine Commanding Officer (uncredited)
Walter Sande He was 47, 65 years old when he died as Sheriff Bogany (uncredited)
Paul Birch He was 41, 57 years old when he died as Alonzo Hogue
Cedric Hardwicke He was 60, 71 years old when he died as Commentary (voice)
Gertrude Hoffmann She was 82, 95 years old when she died as Elderly Woman News Vendor (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery as Los Angeles Red Cross official (uncredited)
Ann Codee She was 63, 71 years old when she died as Dr. Duprey
Robert Rockwell He was 36, 86 years old when he died as Forest Ranger at Crash Site (uncredited)
Ted Hecht He was 45, 61 years old when he died as KGEB Reporter (uncredited)
Lee Miller She was 46, 70 years old when she died as Reporter (uncredited)
Hazel Boyne She was 70, 83 years old when she died as Screaming Woman (uncredited)
Nancy Hale as Young Wife (uncredited)
Frank Kreig as Forest Ranger Who Calls Square-Dance
Fred Zendar as Marine Lieutenant (uncredited)
Rudy Lee as Boy (scenes deleted)
George Magrill He was 53, 52 years old when he died as Traffic Cop (uncredited)
Dorothy Vernon She was 77, 94 years old when she died as Elderly Woman (uncredited)
Alex Frazer He was 53, 58 years old when he died as Dr. James (uncredited)
Vernon Rich He was 47, 72 years old when he died as Col. Ralph Heffner
William Meader He was 49, 74 years old when he died as P.E. Official (uncredited)
Helen Dickson She was 48, 51 years old when she died as Woman in Church (uncredited)
Freeman Lusk as Secretary of Defense (uncredited)
Eric Alden He was 44, 53 years old when he died as Man (uncredited)
Sydney Mason He was 44, now 23 years old as Fire Chief, Crew #3 (uncredited)
Tony Butala He was 12, now 80 years old as One of 3 Boys in Final Church Scene (uncredited)
Al Ferguson He was 65, 83 years old when he died as Police Chief (uncredited)
Jack Stoney He was 55, 80 years old when he died as Looter (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 (68 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