The Thing from Another World

TitleThe Thing from Another World
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1951
AuthorsNyby, Christian
Running Time1h 27min
Date Released04/05/1951
DistributorRKO Radio Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

The Thing from Another World, sometimes referred to as just The Thing, is a 1951 American black-and-white science fiction horror film. When scientist Dr. Carrington (Robert Cornthwaite) reports a UFO near his North Pole research base, the Air Force sends in a team under Capt. Patrick Hendry (Kenneth Tobey) to investigate. What they find is a wrecked spaceship and a humanoid creature (James Arness) frozen in the ice. They bring their discovery back to the base, but Carrington and Hendry disagree over what to do with it. Meanwhile, the creature is accidentally thawed and begins wreaking havoc. This classic B-horror movie epitomizes the fear and paranoia over the threat of Communism in Cold War United States.

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