Another George Pal movie that inspired genre-lovers everywhere. And still the most visually impressive, with its Martian spaceship and creature designs. And those sound effects! You can feel the searing heat of those death rays by just hearing them shoot forth from those serpentine, metallic stalks sweeping in all directions. I bet you didn't know the key Martian words mentioned in this pressbook (page 19). Or that Paramount cartoons were part of the complete theater package (page 17). And maybe it's just me, but that Outer Space Background Paper is to die for. So are the impressive theater promotional items to dress up the marquee and the lobby.
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