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The Thing From Another World (1951)
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The Thing From Another World (1951) Producer Howard Hawks' adaptation of the John Campbell story of an arctic expedition that runs afoul of a blood sucking alien is often credited (or blamed - depending on who you talk to) with launching the evil monster tries to destroy humanity films that were so prevalent in the 1950's.

Movie Tagline:
Look Out...It's

Also Known As:
The Thing

Title: Thing From Another World, The
Release Date: April 06, 1951
Runtime: 87 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 7.4
Buried.com Rating: 8.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With T

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Christian Nyby
Howard Hawks

Margaret Sheridan ...Nikki
Kenneth Tobey ...Captain Patrick Hendry
Robert Cornthwaite ...Dr. Carrington
Douglas Spencer ...Scotty
James R. young ...Lt. Eddie Dykes (as James young)
Dewey Martin ...Crew Chief
Robert Nichols ...Lt. Ken Erickson
William Self ...Corporal Barnes
Eduard Franz ...Dr. Stern
Sally Creighton ...Mrs. Chapman
James Arness ...'The Thing'
Robert Bray ...Captain
Edmund Breon ...Dr. Ambrose
Nicholas Byron ...Tex Richards
Ted Cooper ...Lieutenant
John Dierkes ...Dr. Chapman
George Fenneman ...Dr. Redding
Lee Tung Foo ...Lee, a Cook
Paul Frees ...Dr. Vorhees
Everett Glass ...Dr. Wilson
Milton Kibbee ...Bit Part
Ray McDonald ...Bit Part
David McMahon ...Brig. Gen. Fogarty
Edgar Murray ...Bit Part
Bill Neff ...Bill Stone
H.B. Newton ...Bit Part
Walter Ng ...Second Cook
Carmen Nisbet ...Bit Part
William J. O'Brien ...Bit Part
Jimmy Ogg ...Bit Part

» [more cast members]

Howard Hawks
Edward Lasker

John W. Campbell Jr.
Charles Lederer
Howard Hawks
Ben Hecht

Dimitri Tiomkin

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Can't Get Out of This Mood"
"A Lovely Way To Spend an Evening"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Look Out...It's
  • Howard Hawks' Astounding Movie
  • Natural or Supernatural?
  • Where Did It Come From? How Did It Get Here? WHAT IS IT?
  • WHAT IS IT? (original print ad
  • all caps)
  • No One In This World Can Match The Menace Of "The Thing" (1957 re-release)
  • Science-Fiction at its Blood-Curdling Best (1954 Release)
Movie Quote(s):
  • Ned "Scotty" Scott: So few people can boast that they've lost a flying saucer and a man from Mars -all in the same day! Wonder what they'd have done to Columbus if he'd discovered America, and then mislaid it.
  • Ned "Scotty" Scott: An intellectual carrot. The mind boggles.
  • Dr. Arthur Carrington: There are no enemies in science, only phenomena to be studied.
  • Dr. Arthur Carrington: Knowledge is more important than life.
  • Dr. Arthur Carrington: [about the carrot] Its development was not handicapped by emotional or sexual factors.
Movie Trivia:
  • It is generally believed that Howard Hawks took over direction during production, and it has always been acknowledged by director Christian Nyby that Hawks was the guiding hand. However, in an interview James Arness said that while Hawks spent a lot of time on the set, it was Nyby who actually directed the picture, not Hawks.
  • Partly filmed in Glacier National Park and at a Los Angeles ice storage plant.
  • This film was based on the short story "Who Goes There?" by Don A. Stuart. The credits on this film list the author by his real name, the science fiction editor/writer John W. Campbell Jr.
  • Midget actor Billy Curtis played the smaller version of "The Thing" during the creature's final scene.
  • James Arness complained that his "Thing" costume made him look like a giant carrot.
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