How could a radio show adapting an old science fiction novel become a nation wide source of panic and dismay? This is the story of just that, from the broadcast to the drama unfolding in individual American homes.
Laurent, a seemingly normal young man, is looking to join a witches' sect that resides in a forest near his house. The only thing is Laurent's wife Aline also needs to join the sect in ... See full summary »
Sam Ashley, a graduate of 1965 class of Bret Harte High School, who was now a teacher at the school, served as the narrator describing what had happened to his fellow graduates in the ... See full summary »
The true story of the night that Orson Welles broadcast his version of 'H.G. Welles'' classic ''The War of the Worlds'' on the radio. Designed to be as realistic as possible, many people were fooled into thinking that an alien invasion was actually taking place. Written by
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As he prepares to abandon his family at the start of the movie, Hank Muldoon complains that he's 28 but looks like he's 40. Vic Morrow, the actor playing Muldoon, was 44 when the movie was filmed. See more »
The announcer introducing the Mercury Theatre on the Air's production of "The War of the Worlds" names Orson Welles and Howard Koch as the writer. While Koch did write the script, he was not named in the introduction to the original broadcast. See more »
[to her assistant, assessing the Mercury Theater's show]
Looks like another big night for Charlie Mc Carthy.
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Accurate recreation of Orson Welles' "War of the World's" radio program .
This film was a very entertaining, and historically accurate recreation of Orson Welles' radio program "War of the Worlds", which was based loosely on H G Wells' novel of the same name. It is utterly amazing that so many people believed that this radio drama was real, and the film does an excellent job of dramatizing the reactions of several people who seriously believed that the Earth was being invaded by Martians. What amazes me even more is the fact that no one has made this excellent production available for sale on video. It surely is a marketable product.
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