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Written by H.G. Wells (Herbert George Wells) - Original Old Time Radio Broadcast - Fiction - 1 COMPACT DISC - 1 hour
Publisher, Radio Spirits, Inc. (February 2003)
The Most Famous Broadcast of All Time!
The original uncut radio broadcast. On the evening of October 30, 1938, Earth went to war with Mars. Martians invaded New Jersey. The famous panic broadcast that shook the world starring Orson Welles.
"Incredible as it may seem, both the observations of science and the evidence of our eyes lead to the inescapable assumption that those strange beings who landed in the Jersey farmlands tonight are the vanguard of an invading army from the planet Mars..."
On October 30, 1938, fear and panic gripped America as regular radio programming was seemingly interrupted by reports of a Martian invasion in Grover's Mill, New Jersey. Orson Welles' radio dramatization of H.G. Wells' science fiction classic The War of the Worlds
demonstrated the power of radio's "theater of the imagination" and catapulted the 23-year-old impresario to national stardom. Hear the original, uncut radio broadcast that terrified a nation.
The Mercury Theater on the Air ‘The War of the Worlds’ by H. G. Wells, adapted for radio by Howard Koch, Paul Stewart and John Houseman. Orson Welles (producer/director); Starring Orson Welles, Frank Readick, Ray Collins, and Kenny Delmar. Originally broadcast October 30, 1938.
Radio programming is interrupted by reports of a Martian invasion. Alien war machines quickly conquer the Earth, but one survivor retains hope for the future of mankind.