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The Thing from Another World

The Thing from Another World(1951)

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Brief Synopsis

The crew of a remote Arctic base fights off a murderous monster from outer space.

Cast & Crew

Christian Nyby Director
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 Crew chief [Bob]
Robert Nichols Lt. Ken Erickson [MacPherson]
William Self Corporal Barnes
Eduard Franz Dr. Stern
Sally Creighton Mrs. Chapman
James Arness "The Thing"
Edmond Breon Dr. Ambrose

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Los Angeles opening: 27 Apr 1951
Release Date:  1951 Production Date:  Howard Hawks' Production
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  Winchester Pictures Corp., RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  86-87 or 89 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  7,796    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • The Thing TCM Does That Bothers Me

    lcs 2018-10-06

    From the TCM website: "TCM takes great care to present movies in their original format and letterboxed whenever possible." Except when they show... MORE>

  • Wrong aspect ratio

    Joe Donato 2018-05-08

    Why is TCM of all stations showing a fake widescreen version of this classic. There were no widescreen movies in 1951. By chopping off the top and bottom... MORE>

  • founding frightener

    a.morris 2017-12-17

    this story helped to not only set the tone for the horror genre of the 1950s but for the future of the genre it self. if you take the viewing.. the study... MORE>