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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Although it is based on a short story titled "Who Goes There?" by John Campbell, the movie and original story have almost nothing in common except the saucer and its inhabitant crashing near the research station in a frozen wilderness. Screenwriter Charles Lederer, with assistance from Howard Hawks and Ben Hecht, came up with the rest. They added the no-nonsense military men in keeping with Hawks' men-of-action theme. See more »
When the crew is standing on the ice over the frozen, crashed saucer in freezing weather, they have dialog with one another, but at no time can you see anyone's breath. See more »
Anybody around here want some coffee?
No, but you can come in.
That's the only reason I brought it. I was hoping you'd ask me.
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Only technical and production credits precede the film, no acting credits. See more »
There is a version which shows Dr. Carrington wandering through his "nursery" of baby "things" on his way to the generator to shut it down as the others prepare to fry the creature. The "things" have grown to a height of over 12 inches. See more »
The Thing From Another World is one of the top ten science fiction movies of all time. The original version feeds on our paranoia of the times as well as the fears of the atomic age and invasion from outerspace. Remember Mr. Arnold first saw what was called flying saucers only a few short years earlier. The acting and storyline are tight and first rate. The claustraphobia from being confined inside the North Pole with an alien running amoke is done very well. The cast rounds out the movie quite well with great performances of all of the characters. Granted to soem the movie may seem dated and lack special effects of the remake, but the remake does not capture the times and the fear of the so called Reds that this does. The Thing From Another World has to rank in the top ten. As a kid I thought it was one of the better, not to mention more frightening science fiction movies, up there with War of the Worlds and The Day The World Stood Still. This stands up story wise. Not all science fiction needs to have effects on the order of Star Wars. Sometimes, like horror, it's what you don't see that can get to you. This is a timeless classic. IT has to be in the top ten sci-fi films of all time. If you don't rent it, buy it. You will love it!
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