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The Thing from Another World (1951)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 22 July 1951 (Brazil)
Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.

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, (uncredited)

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(screenplay), (based on the story "Who Goes There?" by)
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Margaret Sheridan ...
Nikki
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Robert Cornthwaite ...
Douglas Spencer ...
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Crew Chief Bob
Robert Nichols ...
Lt. Ken 'Mac' MacPherson
William Self ...
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Sally Creighton ...
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Storyline

Scientists at an Arctic research station discover a spacecraft buried in the ice. Upon closer examination, they discover the frozen pilot. All hell breaks loose when they take him back to their station and he is accidentally thawed out! Written by KC Hunt <khunt@eng.morgan.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Where did it come from? How did it get here? What is it? Will it destroy us all? Can we escape it? (Newspaper ad). See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Release Date:

22 July 1951 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Howard Hawks' Production The Thing from Another World  »

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Runtime:

| (re-issue) | (original US 16 mm television syndication prints)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

It is believed that Ben Hecht and William Faulkner, both good friends of producer Howard Hawks, contributed to the script. However, long-standing rumors that Orson Welles contributed to the dialog are believed to be untrue. See more »

Goofs

The creature runs away outside where it was fighting with the dogs. You can clearly see the right arm still attached to him. Seconds later they discover the arm under one of the dead dogs. See more »

Quotes

Ned "Scotty" Scott: Think of what it means to the world!
Hendry: I'm not working for the world. I'm working for the Air Force.
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Crazy Credits

Only technical and production credits precede the film, no acting credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Atop the Fourth Wall: Starstream #1 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Get Out of This Mood
(uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
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User Reviews

 
Still a Chilling Delight
13 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

This film scared me as a child and I find it chilling today. The script is tight and well written with hardly a wasted word. The cast is having a lot of fun and there are no irrelevant scenes. The tension builds from the very beginning and never lets up. Add to all this the weird audio and you may not want to watch this alone. Probably the best of the 50's--60's UFO movies. One can only wonder why this is not on DVD.


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