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The War of the Worlds (1953) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Byron Haskin

Writing Credits  

H.G. Wells ... (novel)
 
Barré Lyndon ... (screenplay)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Dr. Pryor (as Bob Cornthwaite)
Sandro Giglio ...
Lewis Martin ...
Houseley Stevenson Jr. ...
Gen. Mann's Aide (as Housely Stevenson Jr.)
Paul Frees ...
Second Radio Reporter / Opening Announcer
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Wash Perry (as Bill Phipps)
Vernon Rich ...
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Cop at Crash Site
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Commentary (voice) (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cliff Clark ...
Australian Policeman (scenes deleted)
Rudy Lee ...
Boy (scenes deleted)
Peter Adams ...
Pine Summit Fire Watcher (uncredited)
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Man (uncredited)
Hugh Allen ...
Brigadier General (uncredited)
Ruth Barnell ...
Mother (uncredited)
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Prof. McPherson (uncredited)
Russ Bender ...
Dr. Carmichael (uncredited)
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Alonzo Hogue (uncredited)
Oscar Blank ...
Man in Church (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ...
Man in Church (uncredited)
Hazel Boyne ...
Screaming Woman (uncredited)
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Man in Church (uncredited)
Nora Bush ...
Woman in Church (uncredited)
Tony Butala ...
Boy in Final Church (uncredited)
Mushy Callahan ...
Burning Soldier at Pit (uncredited)
Dick Cherney ...
Looter (uncredited)
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Dr. Duprey (uncredited)
Edward Colmans ...
Spanish Priest (uncredited)
James Conaty ...
Man at Pacific Institute of Science and Technology (uncredited)
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Rev. Bethany (uncredited)
Martin Coulter ...
Marine Sergeant (uncredited)
Vittorio Cramer ...
First Radio Reporter (uncredited)
Pierre Cressoy ...
Man (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ...
Scientist (uncredited)
Jane Crowley ...
Woman in Church (uncredited)
Jim Davies ...
Marine Commanding Officer (uncredited)
Joe DeRita ...
MP in jeep (uncredited)
Helen Dickson ...
Woman in Church (uncredited)
Ralph Dumke ...
Buck Monahan (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee ...
Civil Defense Official (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ...
Police Chief (uncredited)
Dick Fortune ...
Marine Captain (uncredited)
Alex Frazer ...
Dr. James (uncredited)
Frank Freeman Jr. ...
Bum #2 Listening to Radio (uncredited)
Slim Gaut ...
Radio Listener (uncredited)
Charles Gemora ...
Martian (uncredited)
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Well-Dressed Looter (uncredited)
Jack Gordon ...
Man in Church (uncredited)
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Looter (uncredited)
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Looter (uncredited)
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Worker Listening to Radio (uncredited)
Nancy Hale ...
Young Wife (uncredited)
Virginia Hall ...
Girl (uncredited)
Ted Hecht ...
KGEB Reporter (uncredited)
Douglas Henderson ...
Staff Sergeant (uncredited)
Gertrude Hoffman ...
Elderly News Vendor (uncredited)
Tex Holden ...
Man in Church (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Patricia Iannone ...
Girl (uncredited)
Jerry James ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Woker Listening to Radio (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ...
Man in Church (uncredited)
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Blonde Party Guest (uncredited)
Don Kohler ...
Colonel (uncredited)
Frank Kreig ...
Fiddler Hawkins (uncredited)
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Dr. Gratzman (uncredited)
Freeman Lusk ...
Secretary of Defense (uncredited)
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Chief of Staff (uncredited)
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Traffic Cop (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney ...
Young Man (uncredited)
John Mansfield ...
Man (uncredited)
Joel Marston ...
MP in Jeep (uncredited)
Sydney Mason ...
Fire Chief, Crew #3 (uncredited)
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Doctor (uncredited)
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Man in Church (uncredited)
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Minister, First Church (uncredited)
William Meader ...
P.E. Official (uncredited)
Lee Miller ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ...
Los Angeles Red Cross Official (uncredited)
Alvy Moore ...
Zippy (uncredited)
Bob Morgan ...
Injured Civil Defense Worker (uncredited)
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Worker Listening to Radio (uncredited)
George Nardelli ...
Military Officer (uncredited)
Stanley Orr ...
Marine Major (uncredited)
George Pal ...
Bum #1 Listening to Radio (uncredited)
Walter Richards ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Forest Ranger at Crash Site (uncredited)
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Sheriff Bogany (uncredited)
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Air Force Bomber Pilot (uncredited)
Allen D. Sewall ...
Man in Church (uncredited)
Lucile Sewall ...
Woman in Church (uncredited)
Cora Shannon ...
Old Woman (uncredited)
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Looter (uncredited)
Teru Shimada ...
Japanese Diplomat (uncredited)
Reginald Lal Singh ...
Military Officer (uncredited)
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Deputy at Crash Site (uncredited)
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Man in Church (uncredited)
Charles Stewart ...
Marine Captain (uncredited)
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Looter (uncredited)
Gus Taillon ...
Elderly Man (uncredited)
Morton C. Thompson ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Looter (uncredited)
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Elderly Woman (uncredited)
Edward Wahrman ...
Cameraman (uncredited)
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Military Police Driver (uncredited)
Bob Whitney ...
Military Officer (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ...
Worker Listening to Radio (uncredited)
Waldon Williams ...
Boy (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe ...
Rescuing Civil Defense Worker (uncredited)
Fred Zendar ...
Marine Lieutenant (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Frank Freeman Jr. ... associate producer
George Pal ... producer
Cecil B. DeMille ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by 

Leith Stevens ... (music score)

Cinematography by 

George Barnes ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Everett Douglas

Art Direction by 

Albert Nozaki
Hal Pereira

Set Decoration by 

Sam Comer
Emile Kuri

Costume Design by 

Edith Head ... (costumes)

Makeup Department 

Wally Westmore ... makeup supervisor

Production Management 

Frank Caffey ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Michael D. Moore ... assistant director

Art Department 

Chesley Bonestell ... astronomical art
Romaine Birkmeyer ... props (uncredited)
Ivyl Burks ... props (uncredited)
Gordon Cole ... property master (uncredited)
Charles Davies ... props (uncredited)
Gene Lauritzen ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Milt Olson ... props (uncredited)
Lee Vasque ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Gene Garvin ... sound recordist
Harry Lindgren ... sound recordist
William M. Andrews ... sound editor (uncredited)
Howard Beals ... sound effects (uncredited)
Dan Johnson ... sound effects (uncredited)
Tommy Middleton ... sound effects (uncredited)
Lovell Norman ... sound editor (uncredited)
Walter Oberst ... sound effects (uncredited)
Loren L. Ryder ... sound director (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Chester Pate ... special effects (uncredited)
Bob Springfield ... special effects (uncredited)
A. Edward Sutherland ... special effects (uncredited)
Barney Wolff ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Ivyl Burks ... special photographic effects
Jan Domela ... special photographic effects
Gordon Jennings ... special photographic effects
W. Wallace Kelley ... special photographic effects (as Wallace Kelley)
Paul K. Lerpae ... special photographic effects (as Paul Lerpae)
Irmin Roberts ... special photographic effects
Jack Caldwell ... special optical effects (uncredited)
Marcel Delgado ... miniatures (uncredited)
Jan Domela ... matte artist (uncredited)
Farciot Edouart ... process photography (uncredited)
Walter Hoffman ... special visual effects: a-bomb sequence (uncredited)
Aubrey Law ... special optical effects (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser ... visual effects camera operator: Technicolor (uncredited)

Stunts 

Mushy Callahan ... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Gray ... stunts (uncredited)
George Magrill ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Morgan ... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe ... stunts (uncredited)
Bobby Somers ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... stunts (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Zendar ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Soldier Graham ... chief gaffer (uncredited)
Murray Young ... key grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Charles Gemora ... costume maker: Martian costumes (uncredited)
Diana Gemora ... costume maker: Martian costume (uncredited)

Music Department 

George Parrish ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew 

Monroe W. Burbank ... Technicolor color consultant
Chesley Bonestell ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Gae Griffith ... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Robert S. Richardson ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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