The War of the Worlds (also sometimes known as H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds) is a 1953 science fiction film produced by George Pál and directed by Byron Haskin from a script by Barré Lyndon based on the H. G. Wells novel of the same name. Haskin later became a veteran of television who directed episodes of a number of series, including several episodes of The Outer Limits. It stars Gene Barry and Ann Robinson. The voice-over commentary was by Sir Cedric Hardwicke.
This was the first of several adaptations of Wells' work to be filmed by Pál, and is considered to be one of the great science fiction films of the 1950s. It won an Oscar for its special effects.