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Mercury Theatre: The War of the Worlds - October 30, 1938

Narrated by: Orson Welles
Length: 51 mins
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The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series created by Orson Welles, presented adaptations of classic literary works. These were performed by actors from Welles' celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann. The series ran from July to December 1938, after which the title was changed to The Campbell Playhouse.

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A true classic

If you only have an hour to yourself listen to this. It is a joy.

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  • 17-01-19

The infamous broadcast that scared the country!

An Orson Welles classic. it's fascinating to hear the broadcast that frightened the country in an earlier more credulous time (Halloween of 1938). Still a good adaptation of the book. And it's played very well.