H.G. Well's classic novel is brought to life in 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
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The Flying Wing depicted in the movie is the Northrop YB-49. Two were built and both crashed. Stock footage was used in the movie. See more »
When Forrester is flying the Army plane he and Sylvia found, he's shown (from the pilot's point of view) nearly hitting a tree. The camera then cuts back to him and Sylvia as he steers the plane, then again shifts to the pilot's view as he veers past a hill with the Martian machines suddenly on the right, then steers left toward another tree, which he crashes into - and which is obviously the same shot of the same tree he had been shown almost striking a moment before. See more »
In the First World War, and for the first time in the history of man, nations combined to fight against nations using the crude weapons of those days. The Second World War involved every continent on the globe, and men turned to science for new devices of warfare, which reached an unparalleled peak in their capacity for destruction. And now, fought with the terrible weapons of super-science, menacing all mankind and every creature on the Earth comes the War of the Worlds.
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