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    The War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953). Lobby Card Set of 8 (11" X 14").
    Based on the classic novel by H. G. Wells, this exciting film is one of the finest science fiction pictures of the 1950s. Produced by George Pal with some of the greatest special effects ever seen on film, this is the story of an invasion of Earth by Martian war machines, and humanity's futile attempts at resistance. The rights to the project were obtained by Paramount as early as 1924. Originally Cecil B. DeMille was to direct a silent version; in 1930, the project was given to Alfred Hitchcock. However, it took until 1953 to bring Wells's vision to life, with spectacular results. The highly desirable lobby card set offered here is in great condition. Card #1 has some tape on the reverse, some stains in the bottom border, and a scratch in the field; Card #6 has a small dust shadow in the upper left corner. Only these small issues keep this set from an even higher grade. Very Fine+.


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