The Thing From Another World

1951, Movie, NR, 87 mins

The Thing From Another World
Classic sci-fi chiller about a slimy alien presence (James Arness, who would later be Marshall Dillon on TV's "Gunsmoke") that invades an arctic station. THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD is very much a film of its producer, Howard Hawks, although Christian Nyby, Hawks's editor on RED RIVER, was credited as director. Hawks's style, themes, and handling of actors arguably dominate the film.

Set in the subzero environment of the North Pole, the film follows an Air Force captain, Tobey, as he and his crew fly to Polar Expedition Six--a group of scientists led by Cornthwaite who are studying arctic conditions--to investigate reports that a flying craft of some sort has cr...

Released: 1951 Rated: NR Length: 87 mins

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