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The War of the Worlds


Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Lewis Martin, Les Tremayne View All


Barré Lyndon (Screenplay), Byron Haskin (Director) View All

Release: Aug. 13th, 1953
Runtime: 1 hour, 25 minutes
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.
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Citizen Rules
George Pal had already made such amazing special effects films as: When Worlds Collide (1950) and Destination Moon (1950), but he topped them all with his cutting edge, technicolor version of The War of the Worlds.
The Rodent
The effects and hints of action though are really the standout piece of film making though.