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
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James Arness and John Dierkes were 6' 6" tall. But the handsome Arness was chosen to play the monster instead of the much more raw-boned, and cadaverous Dierkes. See more »
When Bob the crew chief fires his gun at the greenhouse door. Six bullet holes appear in the door. But there were only three shots fired - 3 muzzle flashes and 3 ejected cartridges can be seen coming from the gun. See more »
Only technical and production credits precede the film, no acting credits. See more »
Some editions include a scene between Captain Hendry and Nikki right before the Thing escapes. In the scene Hendry "allows" Nikki to tie his hands behind his back. When she tries to give him a drink he slips free grabs her and kisses her. The film then cuts to the Thing in the storage room. This scene is included on the Region 1 DVD release. See more »
Great Howard Hawks production marks this 50's Sci Fi Classic as a must see...
A scientific expedition, located near the North Pole, sends an urgent message to an Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska reporting the near-by crash of a very large, unknown, object and requesting immediate assistance. Air Force Captain Pat Hendry, and his crew, then depart to this expeditionary site. Upon arrival, Captain Hendry meets Dr. Carrington, who's in charge. Preliminary scientific evidence rules out the possibility of a meteor. Also, since this crash, a lot of atmospheric and magnetic disturbance has been generated, making radio communications and aircraft navigation difficult, if not impossible. AT this point, Captain Hendry and his crew, along with Dr Carrington with some members of his staff, depart to the crash scene about 50 miles away. Upon arrival, part of an aircraft structure is protruding above the ice and appears to be "alien" in origin. Attempts to remove this aircraft, using thermal "thermite" heat bombs proves unsuccessful. This "Flying Saucer" is destroyed, but its occupant is thrown clear and becomes frozen under the ice. This body is then removed and taken back to this expeditionary site and put in cold storage. Everything appears to be under control until an unforseen accident occurs endangering not only the lives ov everyone at this expeditionary site, but all human and animal life on the entire face of planet Earth. There are some lighter sides to this Sci Fi drama. I enjoy the good natured kidding that Captain Hendry receives from his men after his girl friend pins an embarrassing not on his chest while he's asleep giving everybody ample opportunity to read it. I also get a kick out of the newspaper reporter Ned "Scotty" Scott's on going battle with Captain Hendry in trying to obtain permission to broadcastcast his "Flying Saucer" story to the media and Captain Hendry's refusal to let him until offical Air Force clearance can be given. Also, keep an eye out for George Fennamen, from Groucho Marx's old TV quiz show "You Bet Your Life."
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