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The War of the Worlds (1953)

Byron Haskin, 1953

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The War of the Worlds
H.G. Wells, 1898

The War of the Worlds is a movie directed by Byron Haskin in 1953 and based on the book of the same name by H.G. Wells, first published in 1898. The movie features Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Henry Brandon, Robert Cornthwaite, Jack Kruschen, and others.

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“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

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RATING

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The War of the Worlds, the 1898 book by H.G. Wells.

The War of the Worlds

Read by: Sharon Plummer

Storyline

The story of a small town in California that becomes the first target of an invasion by Martians, who have arrived in large, heavily armed spaceships. The film follows the attempts of a scientist and his family to survive and evade the alien invaders as they attempt to take over the Earth.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The War of the Worlds, the 1953 movie by Byron Haskin

Year

1953

Minutes

85

Movie Rate

7.10

Source: IMDb

Movie

The War of the Worlds

Country: USA

Year: 1953

Length: 1h25m

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Cover of The War of the Worlds, the 1898 book by H.G. Wells

Year

1898

Pages

192

Book Rate

7.66

S: Goodreads

Book

The War of the Worlds

Country: UK

First published in: 1898

Length: 192 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

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TV Series poster
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Alien Conquest (2021)
Movie by Mario N. Bonassin
TV Series poster
Invasion (2021-)
TV Series by Simon Kinberg

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Which is better?

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IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of The War of the Worlds, the 1953 movie by Byron Haskin

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20% No

8 votes

2 votes

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IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of The War of the Worlds, the 1898 book by H.G. Wells

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33% No

6 votes

3 votes

User Polls Summary

“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

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