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The Thing From Another World

The Thing From Another World

Margaret Sheridan
Director: Christian Nyby Cast: Margaret Sheridan
Margaret Sheridan
, Kenneth Tobey
Kenneth Tobey
, Robert Cornthwaite
Robert Cornthwaite
Christian Nyby
The Thing From Another World

The Thing From Another World

Margaret Sheridan
Director: Christian Nyby Cast: Margaret Sheridan
Margaret Sheridan
, Kenneth Tobey
Kenneth Tobey
, Robert Cornthwaite
Robert Cornthwaite
Christian Nyby

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Overview

The scene is a distant Arctic research station, where a UFO has crashed. The investigating scientists discover that the circular craft has melted its way into the ice, which has frozen up again. While attempting to recover the ship, Captain Patrick Hendry (Kenneth Tobey) accidentally explodes the vessel, but the pilot -- at least, what seems to be the pilot -- remains frozen in a block of ice. The body is taken to base headquarters, where it is inadvertently thawed out by an electric blanket. The alien attacks the soldier guarding him and escapes into the snowy wastes. An attack dog rips off the alien's arm, whereupon Dr. Carrington (Robert Cornthwaite) discerns that "The Thing" (played by future Gunsmoke star James Arness!) is not animal but a member of the carrot family, subsisting on blood. While the misguided Carrington attempts to spawn baby "Things" with the severed arm, the parent creature wreaks murderous havoc all over the base. Female scientist Nikki (Margaret Sheridan) suggests that the best way to destroy a vegetable is to cook it. Over the protests of Carrington, who wants to reason with the "visitor" (a very foolhardy notion, as it turns out), the soldiers devise a devious method for stopping The Thing once and for all. This oversimplification of The Thing does not do full justice to the overall mood and tension of the piece, nor does it convey the lifelike "business as usual" approach taken by the residents of the military base in dealing with something beyond their understanding. A superior blend of science fiction, horror, naturalistic dialogue, and flesh-and-blood characterizations, The Thing is a model of its kind.


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Product Details

Release Date: 12/11/2018
UPC: 0888574768720
Original Release: 1951
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 5,639

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Margaret Sheridan Nikki Nicholson
Kenneth Tobey Capt. Patrick Hendry
Robert Cornthwaite Dr. Arthur Carrington
Douglas Spencer Ned "Scotty" Scott
Dewey Martin Bob
James Arness "The Thing"
Robert Nichols Lt. MacPherson (Erickson)
Bill Self Corporal Barnes
Eduard Franz Dr. Stern
Sally Creighton Mrs. Chapman
Billy Curtis The Thing While Shrinking
Tom Steele Stuntman
James Young Lt. Eddie Dykes
Walter Ng Cook
Robert Bray Captain
Edmund Breon Dr. Ambrose
Ted Cooper Lieutenant
John Dierkes Dr. Chapman
George Fenneman Dr. Redding
Lee Tung Foo Cook
Everett Glass Prof. Wilson
Milt Kibbee Actor
Ray McDonald Actor
David McMahon Gen. Fogarty
William Neff Olson
Allan Ray Officer
Norbert Schiller Dr. Laurenz
Robert Stevenson Capt. Smith
Paul H. Frees Dr. Maurice Vorrhees

Technical Credits
Christian Nyby Director
Phil Brigandi Sound/Sound Designer
Dick Crockett Stunts
Billy Curtis Stunts
Albert S. D'Agostino Art Director
Linwood G. Dunn Special Effects
Lee Greenway Makeup
Roland Gross Editor
Russell Harlan Cinematographer
Howard Hawks Producer
John Hughes Art Director
Charles Lederer Screenwriter
Teddy Mangean Stunts
Bob Morgan Stunts
Clem Portman Sound/Sound Designer
Charles Regan Stunts
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Tom Steele Stunts
William L. Stevens Set Decoration/Design
Don Steward Special Effects
Dimitri Tiomkin Score Composer
Michael Woulfe Costumes/Costume Designer

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