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The Night That Panicked America

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
When a young Orson Welles (Paul Shenar) decides to adapt H.G. Wells' novel "The War of the Worlds" into a radio play, he does such a realistic job of it that many listeners actually believe that Martians have invaded the United States. While Welles and his cohorts create the drama in a broadcast booth, we simultaneously see a couple in New Jersey, a network executive, a farm boy and a minister all react with varying degrees of shock and anxiety to what they think is the end of the world.

Cast: Paul Shenar , Vic Morrow , Cliff De Young , Michael Constantine , Walter McGinn , Eileen Brennan , Meredith Baxter , Tom Bosley

Director: Joseph Sargent

Genres: Docudrama

The Night That Panicked America (1975)

Release Date: January 1st, 1975|1 hr. 40 min.

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