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The Thing from Another World (1951)

The Thing from Another World
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Margaret Sheridan Margaret Sheridan
Nikki Nicholson
Kenneth Tobey Kenneth Tobey
Capt. Patrick Hendry
Robert Cornthwaite Robert Cornthwaite
Dr. Arthur Carrington
Douglas Spencer Douglas Spencer
Ned Scott
James Young James Young
Lt. Eddie Dykes
Dewey Martin Dewey Martin
Crew Chief Bob
Robert Nichols Robert Nichols
Lt. Ken Erickson
William Self William Self
Cpl. Barnes

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Charles Lederer Charles Lederer


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8 years, 4 months ago at Jun 25 15:08
There's still debate about who directed The Thing From Another World, Christian Nyby (listed as the director) or Howard Hawks (listed as producer). I like to think that Nyby directed it, but he took his marching orders from the Shadow King (Hawks). As many have said and I'm repeating, Hawks' fingerprints (boy's club, overlapping dialogue, etc...) were all over the film. Regardless of who directed ... read more


6 years, 4 months ago at Jun 8 11:19
Wonderfully kitsch piece of Cold War paranoia in which a team of American scientists dig up an alien being from the North Pole only to be terrorised by it once it defrosts. Famously the inspiration for John Carpenter’s The Thing, there is little to compare between the two aside from the concept and setting.

In this film the alien is rather interestingly revealed to be plant-based,... read more

Monsters Mash #18 Alien Invaders The Thing (1951)

5 years ago at Sep 30 22:52
The Thing from another world base on the book Who Goes there? by John Campbell in 1938 the book differs the movie differs a lot from only the first half follows the book and the book takes place in Antartica and the movie takes place in the Arctic neither a book and movie take place on two different sides of the world and still doesn't matter one bit a group of scientist finds something in the ice... read more
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Scientist 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!
Release date: 22 July 1951
UPC: 053939668629
Tags: Sci-fi (13), 1950s (11), Horror (9), Alien (8), 1951 (7), Scientist (5), Arctic (5), Electrocution (4), Usa (4), Airforce (4), Spacecraft (4), Black & White (4), UFO (4), Person On Fire (3), Severed Arm (3), Cult Favorite (3), Alien Contact (3), Drink Thrown In Face (3), Aliens (2), Coffee (2)
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"20.11. The Thing from Another World starts out fine, there's a decent build-up and a couple of funny scenes with Margaret Sheridan. But once we see the Thing itself, it all just kinda turns to crap. You got your usual military man vs. scientist scenario, in which the scientist has good points, but of course he's wrong and violence is the correct solution and fear conquers all. It's terribly boring to follow and it doesn't help that the Thing is supposed to be a super-smart plant-like creature, "

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