Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Night America Trembled (1957) Edward R. Murrow


A television adaptation of audience reaction to the 1938 CBS radio broadcast of the adaptation of H.G. Wells "War of the Worlds" by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater Players. 



Director:

 Tom Donovan

Writer:

 Nelson Bond

Stars:

 Edward R. Murrow

CBS STUDIO ONE

September 9, 1957 

Is it a Nazi invasion? Or is it little green men from Mars? It all started with a radio broadcast, and the man behind it went on to be proclaimed as the youngest genius that the world had ever seen, turning American adults into paranoid children. Newsman Edward R. Murrow adds modern perspective to '50s audiences about subsequent events that make this Orson Welles production still seem frightening to anyone who didn't hear the beginning of the broadcast. Fun can be had by spotting all the familiar faces, Warren Beatty, Ed Asner, Warren Oates, James Coburn, Vincent Gardenia, and, John AstinWestinghouse commercials with John Cameron Swazee are included, so you see the program just as broadcast live on CBS. ★★★
Edward R. Murrow

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