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The residents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills, until they discover it is the first of many transport devices from Mars bringing an army of invaders invincible to any man-made weapon, even the atomic bomb.

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Directed by

Byron Haskin

Written by

Barré Lyndon (Screenplay)
H.G. Wells (Novel)

Runtime

85 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Mighty panorama of Earth-shaking fury as an army from Mars invades!

Cast

Keywords

religion los angeles, california scientist hero alien invasion street riots dystopia mountain village martian space invasion laser gun radioactivity martian invasion mass evacuation meteor space ship wedge maneuver impenetrable force field martian aircraft three-lensed eye

Photos

Lists

#65 on The 100 best sci-fi movies TimeOut

Awards

Oscar for Best Effects, Special Effects

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing

Oscar nomination for Best Sound, Recording