The War of the Worlds is a 1953 science fiction film starring Gene Barry and Ann Robinson. It is based on H.G. Wells' novel with the same title, which can be read online here.
this youtube user has it online, but the pieces won't autoplay. Part 1:
part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9
We are very pleased with our DVD copy of this movie. The color is much better than our old VHS copy, and there are special features worth watching, including commentary by Gene Barry and Ann Robinson.
Moria calls it " the granddaddy of all alien invader films". 1000 Misspent Hours has a review.
4/8/2008: FilmFanatic has a review.
10/23/2008: Arbogast on Film examines a scream.