THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
(1953) dir Byron Haskin w/Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne [85 min; 35mm]
When the world is attacked by invincible stork-like machines, it appears as if all hope is lost until salvation is discovered in the most unlikely of places. Eschewing massive action sequences in favor of intimate scenes of tension and fear, this version of H.G. Wells' venerable alien invasion story still stands as the definitive adaptation.
The Brattle Theatre (View)
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Cambridge, MA 02138