The Thing From Another World

1951

Christian Nyby
Director
R.K.O.
Distributor
Winchester Pictures Corp.
Studio

Research expedition in Alaska finds a flying saucer buried in the ice. Unfortunately the occupant of said saucer gets accidentally thawed out, and he has no peaceful intentions towards us Earthlings...

One of the first great sci-fi films of the Fifties that still manages to hold up today. It does have to be said that the Thing, when finally revealed, is not scary at all...but how scary could a space carrot be?

Remade three decades later by John Carpenter as a much closer (and grislier) adaptation of John W. Campbell's original story.

Spencer's reporter is possibly the most irritating movie character outside of an Adam Sandler film, but he does have one of the best lines in movie history: "Keep watching the skies!!!"

-Dave W.


29th April 1951
Cinema


87 mins
1.37:1



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Margaret Sheridan
Nikki Nicholson
Kenneth Tobey
Captain Patrick Hendry
Robert Cornthwaite
Dr. Arthur Carrington
Douglas Spencer
Ned 'Scotty' Scott
James Young
Lt. Eddie Dykes
Dewey Martin
Bob, Crew Chief
Robert Nichols
Lt. Ken 'Mac' MacPherson
William Self
Corporal Barnes,
Radio Operator
Eduard Franz
Dr. Stern
Sally Creighton
Mrs. Chapman
James Arness
'The Thing'
Edmund Breon
Dr. Ambrose
(uncredited)
Nicholas Byron
Tex Richards
(uncredited)
John Dierkes
Dr. Chapman
(uncredited)
George Fenneman
Dr. Redding
(uncredited)
Lee Tung Foo
Lee, A Cook
(uncredited)
Paul Frees
Dr. Voorhees
(uncredited)
Everett Glass
Dr. Wilson
(uncredited)
David McMahon
Brigadier General Fogarty
(uncredited)
Bill Neff
Bill Stone
(uncredited)
Walter Ng
Second Cook
(uncredited)
Norbert Schiller
Dr. Laurence
(uncredited)
Robert Stevenson
Capt. Smith-Fogarty's Aide
(uncredited)
Billy Curtis
'The Thing' shrinking
(uncredited)
Tom Steele
'The Thing' on fire
(uncredited)
Robert Bray
Captain (unconfirmed)
Ted Cooper
Lieutenant (unconfirmed)
Milton Kibbee
Bit Part (unconfirmed)
Ray McDonald
Bit Part (unconfirmed)
Edgar Murray
Bit Part (unconfirmed)
H. B. Newton
Bit Part (unconfirmed)
Carmen Nisbet
Bit Part (unconfirmed)
William J. O'Brien
Bit Part (unconfirmed)
Jimmy Ogg
Bit Part (unconfirmed)
Allan Ray
Lieutenant (unconfirmed)
Cap Somers
Bit Part (unconfirmed)
Lucille Thompson
Bit Part (unconfirmed)

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