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The Thing from Another World (1951)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  29 April 1951 (USA)
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Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.

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(screenplay), (based on the story "Who Goes There?" by), 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Margaret Sheridan ...
Nikki
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Robert Cornthwaite ...
Douglas Spencer ...
James Young ...
...
Crew Chief Bob
Robert Nichols ...
Lt. Ken 'Mac' MacPherson
William Self ...
...
Sally Creighton ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Captain (unconfirmed)
Ted Cooper ...
Lieutenant (unconfirmed)
Milton Kibbee ...
Bit Part (unconfirmed)
Ray McDonald ...
Bit Part (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

Scientist 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

Plot Keywords:

creature | captain | scientist | arctic | pilot | See more »

Taglines:

Science-Fiction at its Blood-Curdling Best (1954 Release) See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 April 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Howard Hawks' Production The Thing from Another World  »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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

Two months prior to principal photography, James Arness was brought in during the design and development of the makeup. See more »

Goofs

Carrington describes the "Pliocene" human-ancestors as being primeval worm-like creatures. This description would be better suited to the Cambrian or Paleozoic times. In the time of Pliocene (Greek for "beginning of the recent"), recognizable man-like creatures were already showing up. The australopithecines came around during the later part of this time. See more »

Quotes

Ned "Scotty" Scott: Please doctor, I've got to ask this. It sounds like, well, just as though you're describing some form of super carrot.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening
(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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