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War of the Worlds

  • Salem Maritime National Historic Visitor Center 2 New Liberty Street Salem, MA 01970 United States (map)

Scientist Clayton Forrester and Sylvia Van Buren are the first to arrive at the site of a meteorite crash. Soon after, an alien war machine emerges and begins killing at random. The Marines are called in, but they're no match for the aliens' force field. Forrester and Van Buren, however, are able to wound one of the creatures and procure a sample of its blood. They take it to Los Angeles where they hope, through testing, to be able to discover the aliens' weakness.

Directed by Byron Haskin
1hr 25m | Rated G

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