The Night That Panicked America

The Night That Panicked America

Director: Joseph Sargent Cast: Paul Shenar
Paul Shenar
, Vic Morrow
Vic Morrow
, Cliff De Young
Cliff De Young
, Will Geer
Will Geer
Joseph Sargent
The Night That Panicked America

The Night That Panicked America

Director: Joseph Sargent Cast: Paul Shenar
Paul Shenar
, Vic Morrow
Vic Morrow
, Cliff De Young
Cliff De Young
, Will Geer
Will Geer
Joseph Sargent

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Overview

The Night That Panicked America is centered around Orson Welles' notorious "War of the Worlds" broadcast of October 30, 1938. Welles (Paul Shenar) arrives at CBS studios just in time to assume his directing post for the radio adaptation of the H.G. Wells classic, which has been updated and rewritten in the form of news bulletins. Unfortunately, millions of listeners tune in late and assume that the Earth is actually being invaded by Martians. This TV movie periodically cuts away from the broadcast in progress to concentrate on the panicky reactions of several listeners -- including a terrified mother (Eileen Brennan) who nearly kills her own children rather than allow them to fall into the tentacles of the Men From Mars. Advised of the panic, Welles is convinced that his career is over, but the ensuing publicity makes him nationally famous. As he absorbs the events of the evening, the hoodwinked radio fans crawl back sheepishly to the safety of their homes.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/02/2014
UPC: 0889290005991
Original Release: 1975
Source: Cbs Mod
Language: English
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 18,494

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Shenar Orson Welles
Vic Morrow Hank Muldoon
Cliff De Young Stefan Grubowski
Will Geer Reverand Davis
Meredith Baxter Actor
Tom Bosley Norman Smith
John Ritter Walter Wingate
Michael Constantine Jess Wingate
Walter McGinn Paul Stewart
Eileen Brennan Ann Muldoon
Granville Van Dusen Carl Phillips
Burton Gilliam Tex
Joshua Bryant Howard Koch
Liam Dunn Charlie
Shelley Morrison Toni
Marcus Grapes Mercury Theatre Player
Clarke Gordon Matlock
Casey Kasem Mercury Theatre Player
Ron Rifkin Mercury Theatre Player
Byron Webster Harrison
Tracy Swope Kelly
Hanna Hertelendy Maid
Robert Lussier Arnie
Ed Bakey Vanderhoff
Walker Edmiston Mercury Theatre Player

Technical Credits
Joseph Sargent Director,Producer
Anthony Wilson Screenwriter
Nicholas Meyer Screenwriter
Anthony Wilson Producer
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