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Overall B

Gene Barry and Ann Robinson fend off Martian invaders in this cult-classic, science fiction adventure based on H. G. Well's novel.

Violence C
Sexual Content A
Profanity A
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: G

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War of the Worlds (1953)

One of the many high-tech devices the film’s creators included in their production was “The Flying Wing.” Technically named the Northrop YB-49, only two of these aircraft were built—and both crashed. Click here to find out more about these not-so-successful modern wonders.

Considering this movie was made after the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, why do you think it treats the dangers of radiation so lightly?

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