The Thing From Another World (6-Apr-1951)|
Director: Christian Nyby
Writer: Charles Lederer
From short story: Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr.
Keywords: Sci-Fi, Alien Invasion
Scientists and soldiers at an Arctic research station uncover a flying saucer stranded in the ice; the vessel explodes during an attempt at recovery, but its ice-encased humanoid passenger is successfully retrieved. Disastrously, it thaws accidentally and begins feeding on local fauna, which in this case are human. Entered 2001 into the National Film Registry. Remade by John Carpenter as The Thing (1982).
||Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke
||The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake
||The Big Sky
||Chuck Martin on Whirlybirds
|Margaret Sheridan|| ... Nikki|
|Kenneth Tobey|| ... Capt. Patrick Hendry|
|Robert Cornthwaite|| ... Dr. Carrington|
|Douglas Spencer|| ... Scotty|
|James R. Young|| ... Lt. Eddie Dykes|
|Dewey Martin|| ... Crew Chief|
|Robert Nichols|| ... Lt. Ken Erickson|
|William Self|| ... Cpl. Barnes|
|Eduard Franz|| ... Dr. Stern|
|Sally Creighton|| ... Mrs. Chapman|
|James Arness|| ... The Thing|
Review by Eddee (posted on 2-Aug-2007)
Scared the hell out of me. Saw it in '51. Can still see that hand caught in the door shooting crap from the fingers. The THING walking toward the humans and a track in the middle of the building. Geez still scares me to think about it and I'm 71 years old now.
Review by anonymous (posted on 23-Jun-2005)
When this movie came
out, it was the scariest movie around. James Arness played the part of
" The Thing ", his first role in the movies. Kenneth Tobey starred in
the film. It concerns a spacecraft which crashed in the Artic and sank
in the ice..when the attempt to uncover the flying saucer, it burned
and exploded. The occupant was found buried in the ice and taken back
to the Army Base.. Of course the ice melts, and mayhem ensues, and The
Thing kills a few of the men, until they figure out a way to kill it.
As I was 12 when this movie came out, there were scenes which scared
the bejesus out of me. The movie is quite dated against the high tech
scary stuff today, but it is one of the biggest classics of Science
Fiction in the last 55 years or so.. See it if you can find it...
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