The War of the Worlds (1953)

War of the Worlds 1953 movie poster
JULY 24 & 29 - SCI FI FILM FEST

2017 OMSI Sci Fi Film Fest Selection

Earth is under attack in the chilling Cold War classic The War of the Worlds.  In one of the greatest science fiction films of all time, invaders from another world target a small California town with autonomous probes and laser disintegration rays. A terrifying vision of an America under siege based on the novel by H.G. Wells starring Gene Barry, Ann Robinson and Les Tremayne and featuring Academy Award-winning special effects. 

 

"As the perfect crystallization of 50s ideology the film would be fascinating enough, but the special effects in this 1953 George Pal production also achieve a kind of dark, burnished apocalyptic beauty." Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader 

 

Duration: 85 mins. | Rating: G


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