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The Thing From Another World (1951) was a Horror - Science Fiction Film directed by Howard Hawks and Christian Nyby and produced by Howard Hawks.

The Thing From Another World was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2001.

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On Blu-ray: Sci-fi Classic The Thing from Another World (1951)

By KC on Jan 23, 2019 From Classic Movies

The Thing from Another World (1951) is deservedly regarded as a classic of the sci-fi genre. It’s got the requisite thrills and fantastic creature intrigue, while distinguishing itself with well-developed, interesting characters, a legendary soundtrack, and sharp production value given its rel... Read full article


The Thing from Another World

By Amanda Garrett on Sep 28, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm reviewing the science fiction classic The Thing from Another World (1951), which stars James Arness as an alien who menaces a polar research station. This article is part of Keep Watching the Skies! Science Fiction Movies of the 1950s Blogathon hosted by Cinematic Frontier. The fam... Read full article


The Thing from Another World (1951)

By Beatrice on Aug 11, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Thing from Another World Directed by Christian Nyby Written by Charles Lederer from the story “Who Goes There?” by John W. Campbell, Jr. 1951/USA RKO Radio Pictures/Winchester Pictures Corporation Repeat viewing/Netflix rental This early sci-fi classic is a hell of a lot of fun. C... Read full article


The Thing From Another World (1951)

By Kristen on Mar 13, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

When the 2011 remake of The Thing hit theaters, I watched the two preceding takes on the material leading up to it. ?However, when I rewatched The Thing From Another World in film class on Thursday, I realized I must have paid little attention to it originally. ?It holds little in common with the 19... Read full article


The Thing From Another World

By Michael on Oct 15, 2012 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

The Thing From Another World (Christian Nyby and Howard Hawks, 1951) Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost. The Thing From Another World was the first directorial effort of editor Christian Nyby and it was produced ... Read full article


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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.
James Arness complained that his "Thing" costume made him look like a giant carrot.
When Scotty mentions having attended the 1928 execution of Ruth Snyder and Judd Grey, another character asks him if he was able to get a picture of it. Scotty answers, "No, they didn't allow cameras, but one guy - " He is interrupted by the Thing's approach before he can finish the sentence. Scotty is referring to Chicago Tribune photographer Tom Howard, who smuggled a miniature camera into the execution chamber strapped to his ankle and was able to take a famous photograph of Snyder's final moments in the electric chair.
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The Thing From Another World

Released 1951
Inducted 2001
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