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The Thing from Another World (1951)

Unrated  |   |  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

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:

What do you know about it? What does science know about it? What does ANYONE know about THE THING? (Newspaper ad). See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

When one character is asked if he knows how to use a Very pistol his response is, "I saw Gary Cooper in Sergeant York". Sergeant York was also directed by Howard Hawks. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film airman Barnes is referred to as Corporal. Toward the middle of the film, he is called Sergeant. See more »

Quotes

Bob, Crew Chief: [oft repeated exchange] I think you're right, sir.
Hendry: I think you are.
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Crazy Credits

George Fenneman, who has a speaking part in the film, is not credited or mentioned on this web page. 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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