We all know the grade school riddle: What’s black and white and read all over? But we think the answer should be old movies based on classic books! Get it? Check out these awesome photos from some of our favorite old school Hollywood classic novel adaptations.
Frankenstein (1931) starring Colin Clive as Frankenstein.
The War of the Worlds (1953) starring Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne
The Secret Garden (1949) starring Margaret O’Brien, Herbert Marshall and Dean Stockwell
A Christmas Carol (1951) starring Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge
Crime and Punishment (1935) starring Peter Lorre as Roderick Raskolnikov
H.G. Wells’ famous 1898 science fiction thriller, The War of the Worlds, tells the story of an unnamed narrator as he struggles to stay alive as Martians invade the Earth in the suburbs of London. The War of the Worlds is one of the earliest works of fiction to ever describe a confrontation with an alien race.
Wells’ novel has been the inspiration for several mainstream cultural events including the 2005 movie starring Tom Cruise and a 1938 Halloween CBS radio broadcast by Orson Welles that created panic, as listeners, who had missed the introduction of the program, believed the world was being invaded by Martians.
So, what do you think? Is this groundbreaking sci-fi novel a classic? Let us know!
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