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The War of the Worlds

(The War of the Worlds)

 Credits

Cast

Dr. Clayton Forrester
Gene Barry
Sylvia Van Buren
Ann Robinson
Maj. Gen. Mann
Les Tremayne
Dr. Pryor
Bob Cornthwaite (Robert Cornthwaite)
Dr. Bilderbeck
Sandro Giglio
Pastor Dr. Matthew Collins
Lewis Martin
Gen. Mann's Aide
Housely Stevenson Jr. (Houseley Stevenson Jr.)
Second Radio Reporter / Opening Announcer
Paul Frees
Wash Perry
Bill Phipps (William Phipps)
Col. Ralph Heffner
Vernon Rich
Cop at Crash Site
Henry Brandon
Salvatore
Jack Kruschen
Commentary (voice)
Sir Cedric Hardwicke (Cedric Hardwicke)
Australian Policeman (scenes deleted)
Cliff Clark
Boy (scenes deleted)
Rudy Lee
Pine Summit Fire Watcher
Peter Adams (*)
Man
Eric Alden (*)
Brigadier General
Hugh Allen (*)
Mother
Ruth Barnell (*)
Prof. McPherson
Edgar Barrier (*)
Dr. Carmichael
Russ Bender (*)
Alonzo Hogue
Paul Birch (*)
Man in Church
Oscar Blanke (*)
Man in Church
Nick Borgani (*)
Screaming Woman
Hazel Boyne (*)
Man in Church
Chet Brandenburg (*)
Woman in Church
Nora Bush (*)
Boy in Final Church
Tony Butala (*)
Burning Soldier at Pit
Mushy Callahan (*)
Looter
Dick Cherney (*)
Dr. Duprey
Ann Codee (*)
Spanish Priest
Edward Colmans (*)
Man at Pacific Institute of Science and Technology
James Conaty (*)
Rev. Bethany
Russ Conway (*)
Marine Sergeant
Martin Coulter (*)
First Radio Reporter
Vittorio Cramer (*)
Man
Pierre Cressoy (*)
Scientist
Oliver Cross (*)
Woman in Church
Jane Crowley (*)
Marine Commanding Officer
Jim Davies (*)
Woman in Church
Helen Dickson (*)
Buck Monahan
Ralph Dumke (*)
Civil Defense Official
Jimmie Dundee (*)
Police Chief
Al Ferguson (*)
Marine Captain
Dick Fortune (*)
Dr. James
Alex Frazer (*)
Bum #2 Listening to Radio
Frank Freeman Jr. (*)
Radio Listener
Slim Gaut (*)
Martian
Charles Gemora (*)
Well-Dressed Looter
Ned Glass (*)
Man in Church
Jack Gordon (*)
Looter
Fred Graham (*)
Looter
Joe Gray (*)
Worker Listening to Radio
Herman Hack (*)
Young Wife
Nancy Hale (*)
Girl
Virginia Hall (*)
KGEB Reporter
Ted Hecht (*)
Staff Sergeant
Douglas Henderson (*)
Elderly News Vendor
Gertrude Hoffman (*)
Man in Church
Tex Holden (*)
Party Guest
James W. Horan (*)
Girl
Patricia Iannone (*)
Reporter
Jerry James (*)
Woker Listening to Radio
Michael Jeffers (*)
Man in Church
Dick Johnstone (*)
Blonde Party Guest
Carolyn Jones (*)
Colonel
Don Kohler (*)
Fiddler Hawkins
Frank Kreig (*)
Dr. Gratzman
Ivan Lebedeff (*)
Secretary of Defense
Freeman Lusk (*)
Chief of Staff
Herbert Lytton (*)
Traffic Cop
George Magrill (*)
Young Man
Mike Mahoney (*)
Man
John Mansfield (*)
MP in Jeep
Joel Marstan (*)
Fire Chief, Crew #3
Sydney Mason (*)
Doctor
John Maxwell (*)
Man in Church
Matthew McCue (*)
Minister, First Church
David McMahon (*)
P.E. Official
Bill Meader (*)
Reporter
Lee Miller (*)
Los Angeles Red Cross Official
Ralph Montgomery (*)
Zippy
Alvy Moore (*)
Injured Civil Defense Worker
Bob Morgan (*)
Worker Listening to Radio
Charles Morton (*)
Military Officer
George Nardelli (*)
Marine Major
Stanley Orr (*)
Bum #1 Listening to Radio
George Pal (*)
Reporter
Walter Richards (*)
Forest Ranger at Crash Site
Robert Rockwell (*)
Sheriff Bogany
Walter Sande (*)
Air Force Bomber Pilot
James Seay (*)
Man in Church
Allen D. Sewall (*)
Woman in Church
Lucile Sewall (*)
Old Woman
Cora Shannon (*)
Looter
David Sharpe (*)
Japanese Diplomat
Teru Shimada (*)
Military Officer
Reginald Lal Singh (*)
Deputy at Crash Site
Bobby Somers (*)
Man in Church
Bert Stevens (*)
Marine Captain
Charles Stewart (*)
Looter
Jack Stoney (*)
Elderly Man
Gus Taillon (*)
Reporter
Morton C. Thompson (*)
Party Guest
Arthur Tovey (*)
Looter
Dale Van Sickel (*)
Elderly Woman
Dorothy Vernon (*)
Cameraman
Edward Wahrman (*)
Military Police Driver
Anthony Warde (*)
Military Officer
Bob Whitney (*)
Worker Listening to Radio
Chalky Williams (*)
Boy
Waldon Williams (*)
Rescuing Civil Defense Worker
Bud Wolfe (*)
Marine Lieutenant
Fred Zendar (*)

Director

Director
Byron Haskin

Writing credits

Novel
H.G. Wells
Screenplay
Barré Lyndon

Producer

Associate producer
Frank Freeman Jr.
Producer
George Pal
Executive producer
Cecil B. DeMille (*)

Music

Music score
Leith Stevens

Cinematography

Director of photography
George Barnes

Editor

Editor
Everett Douglas

Art direction

Art director
Albert Nozaki
Art director
Hal Pereira

Set decoration

Set decorator
Sam Comer
Set decorator
Emile Kuri

Costume design

Costumes
Edith Head

Makeup department

Makeup supervisor
Wally Westmore

Production management

Production manager
Frank Caffey (*)

Assistant director

Assistant director
Michael D. Moore

Art department

Astronomical art
Chesley Bonestell
Props
Romaine Birkmeyer (*)
Props
Ivyl Burks (*)
Property master
Gordon Cole (*)
Props
Charles Davies (*)
Construction coordinator
Gene Lauritzen (*)
Props
Milt Olson (*)
Props
Lee Vasque (*)

Sound department

Sound recordist
Gene Garvin
Sound recordist
Harry Lindgren
Sound editor
William Andrews (*)
Sound effects
Howard Beals (*)
Sound effects
Dan Johnson (*)
Sound effects
Tommy Middleton (*)
Sound editor
Lovell Norman (*)
Sound effects
Walter Oberst (*)
Sound director
Loren L. Ryder (*)

Special effects

Special effects
Chester Pate (*)
Special effects
Bob Springfield (*)
Special effects
A. Edward Sutherland (*)
Special effects
Barney Wolff (*)

Visual effects

Special photographic effects
Ivyl Burks
Special photographic effects
Jan Domela
Special photographic effects
Gordon Jennings
Special photographic effects
Wallace Kelley (W. Wallace Kelley)
Special photographic effects
Paul Lerpae (Paul K. Lerpae)
Special photographic effects
Irmin Roberts
Special optical effects
Jack Caldwell (*)
Miniatures
Marcel Delgado (*)
Matte artist
Jan Domela (*)
Process photography
Farciot Edouart (*)
Special visual effects
Walter Hoffman (*) (A-bomb sequence)
Special optical effects
Aubrey Law (*)
Visual effects camera operator
Cliff Shirpser (*) (Technicolor)

Stunts

Stunts
Mushy Callahan (*)
Stunts
Jimmie Dundee (*)
Stunts
Fred Graham (*)
Stunts
Joe Gray (*)
Stunts
George Magrill (*)
Stunts
Bob Morgan (*)
Stunts
David Sharpe (*)
Stunts
Bobby Somers (*)
Stunts
Jack Stoney (*)
Stunts
Dale Van Sickel (*)
Stunts
Bud Wolfe (*)
Stunts
Fred Zendar (*)

Camera

Chief gaffer
Soldier Graham (*)
Key grip
Murray Young (*)

Wardrobe department

Costume maker
Charles Gemora (*) (Martian costumes)
Costume maker
Diana Gemora (*) (Martian costume)

Music department

Orchestrator
George Parrish (*)

Other crew

Technicolor color consultant
Monroe W. Burbank
Technical advisor
Chesley Bonestell (*)
Assistant to producer
Gae Griffith (*)
Technical advisor
Robert S. Richardson (*)

(*) uncredited