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The Thing from Another World ()


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Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.

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Nikki Nicholson
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Capt. Patrick Hendry
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Dr. Arthur Carrington
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Ned Scott
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Lt. Eddie Dykes
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Crew Chief Bob
Robert Nichols ...
Lt. Ken Erickson
William Self ...
Cpl. Barnes
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Dr. Stern
Sally Creighton ...
Mrs. Chapman
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'The Thing'
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Dr. Ambrose (uncredited)
Nicholas Byron ...
Tex Richards (uncredited)
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Dr. Chapman (uncredited)
George Fenneman ...
Dr. Redding (uncredited)
Lee Tung Foo ...
Lee - a Cook (uncredited)
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Dr. Vorhees (uncredited)
Everett Glass ...
Dr. Wilson (uncredited)
'King Kong' Kashey ...
Eskimo (uncredited)
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Brig. Gen. Fogarty (uncredited)
Bill Neff ...
Bill Stone (uncredited)
Walter Ng ...
Second Cook (uncredited)
Charles Opunui ...
Eskimo (uncredited)
Norbert Schiller ...
Dr. Laurence (uncredited)
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Capt. Smith - Fogarty's Aide (uncredited)
Riley Sunrise ...
Eskimo (uncredited)

Directed by

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Christian Nyby
Howard Hawks ... (uncredited)

Written by

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Charles Lederer ... (screenplay)
 
John W. Campbell Jr. ... (based on the story "Who Goes There?" by)
 
Howard Hawks ... () (uncredited)
 
Ben Hecht ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Howard Hawks ... producer
Edward Lasker ... associate producer

Music by

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Dimitri Tiomkin

Cinematography by

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Russell Harlan ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Roland Gross

Art Direction by

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Albert S. D'Agostino
John Hughes ... (as John J. Hughes)

Set Decoration by

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Darrell Silvera ... (set decorations)
William Stevens ... (set decorations)

Makeup Department

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Larry Germain ... hair stylist
Lee Greenway ... makeup supervisor

Production Management

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Walter Daniels ... production manager (uncredited)
Edward Donahue ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Virgil Hart ... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Maxwell O. Henry ... assistant director (uncredited)
Arthur Siteman ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Walter Allen ... nurseryman (uncredited)
Lucius O. Croxton ... art director: second unit (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Phil Brigandi ... sound
Clem Portman ... sound
Earl B. Mounce ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Donald Steward ... special effects
Ardell Lytle ... pyroeffects supervisor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Linwood G. Dunn ... special photographic effects (as Linwood Dunn)
Harold E. Stine ... process photography (uncredited)

Stunts

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Leslie Charles ... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Crockett ... stunts (uncredited)
Billy Curtis ... stunts (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Griffin ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Lewin ... stunts (uncredited)
Teddy Mangean ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Moreland ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Morgan ... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Regan ... stunts (uncredited)
Russell Saunders ... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Steele ... stunts (uncredited)
Duke Taylor ... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Landon Arnett ... camera operator (uncredited)
Emmett Bergholz ... camera operator (uncredited)
George K. Hollister ... camera operator (uncredited)
Howard Schwartz ... camera operator (uncredited)
Archie Stout ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
T-Bone Thompson ... camera operator (uncredited)
Harold E. Wellman ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Michael Woulfe ... wardrobe: ladies'

Music Department

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Dimitri Tiomkin ... music director
Haakon Bergh ... musician: flute (uncredited)
John T. Boudreau ... musician: drums (uncredited)
Alexander DuVoir ... musician: oboe (uncredited)
Manuel Emanuel ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Henry Emerson ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Arthur L. Frantz ... musician-french horn (uncredited)
Manny Harmon ... orchestra manager (uncredited)
Samuel Hoffman ... musician: theremin (uncredited)
Mitchell Lurie ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jack Marsh ... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
George Parrish ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Neely Plumb ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Max Rabinowitz ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Edward Rebner ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Tibor Shik ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Herbert Taylor ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Dimitri Tiomkin ... conductor (uncredited)
Raymond Turner ... musician: piano (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Look Out...It's See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Thing (United States)
  • The Thing from Another World! (United States)
  • Howard Hawks' Production The Thing from Another World (United States)
  • Howard Hawks' Production The Thing from Another World (United Kingdom)
  • La chose d'un autre monde (France)
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Runtime
  • 87 min
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Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1 / (high definition) (Turner Classic Movies June 2015 airing)
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Budget $1,600,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia James Arness reportedly regarded his role as so embarrassing, that he didn't attend the premiere. See more »
Goofs [23:03]When the crew blows up the flying saucer with the thermite charges, they duck down to the ground. While they're down, all the dogs are standing up like nothing has happened. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Monsters We've Known and Loved (1964). See more »
Soundtracks Can't Get Out of This Mood See more »
Crazy Credits Only technical and production credits precede the film, no acting credits. See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Ned "Scotty" Scott: Watch the skies, everywhere! Keep looking. Keep watching the skies!
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