The Thing from Another World (1951)

The Thing from Another World

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The Thing (1951)...The Thing from Another World
Directed by Christian Nyby

Genres - Horror, Science Fiction | Sub-Genres - Alien Film, Creature Film, Sci-Fi Horror | Run Time - 87 min. | Countries - USA | MPAA Rating - NR

Synopsis by Hal Erickson
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 ... View All »


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Dr. Arthur Carrington: I doubt that it *can* die... as we understand dying.


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