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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The telefilm was produced by Paramount Television. The book "War of the Worlds" was actually filmed twice by Paramount Pictures, in 1953 and 2005, the second time around as a co-production with DreamWorks which Paramount soon acquired (although DreamWorks is independent again, its early film archive remains owned by Paramount). See more »
Welles was 23 when his "War of the Worlds" production aired. Paul Shenar was 39 when portraying Welles. See more »
[to her assistant, assessing the Mercury Theater's show]
Looks like another big night for Charlie Mc Carthy.
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Premiered om ABC-TV at two hours (with commercials). A subsequent network rebroadcast was cut to fit a ninety-minute time slot. Both versions later turned up in syndication. See more »
Had heard of the Radio Broadcast, and was intrigued by Orson Welles causing so much panic for the people who tuned in late. Enjoyed the hectic panic shown in the movie. This was also a good starring vehicle for Eileen Brennan, who attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts,at the same time as myself. She has a good comic ability, and handled herself well as one who is truly panicked. I felt the movie was a good laugh riot from start to finish. After seeing the movie, It made me even more sad for missing the original on Radio.
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