The Night That Panicked America [DVD] [1975]

  • SKU: 26153321
  • Release Date: 12/02/2014
  • Rating: NR
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Synopsis


    The Night That Panicked America
    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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Vic Morrow
      Vic Morrow - Hank Muldoon
    • Cliff De Young
      Cliff De Young - Stefan Grubowski
    • Michael Constantine
      Michael Constantine - Jess Wingate
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      Walter McGinn - Paul Stewart
    • Eileen Brennan
      Eileen Brennan - Ann Muldoon



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Night that Panicked America

      Posted
      Jimbo
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      This is the true story of Orson Welles famous radio play . It interweave the play as well as reaction from the audience that was listen that October 30 1938 . Ways before the internet and tv in infancy . The way people reactive their information was from the radio.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie showing a piece of American history.

      Posted
      Mare
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      When radio was the main media in America, it's understandable that some people were taken in by this radio shows" presentation of Orson Wells "War of the Worlds" drama.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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