The Thing

TitleThe Thing
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1951
AuthorsNyby, Christian, and Howard Hawks
Running Time85 minutes (original)
Date Released07/1951
DistributorRKO Radio Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageenglish

This classic B-horror movie epitomizes the fear and paranoia of Cold War America. A group of soldiers and scientists from the U.S. Air Force in the Artic discover a body inside an unknown flying object. After bringing it back to their remote base, they must defend themselves against the unknown. 


Margaret Sheridan

Kenneth Tobey

Douglas Spencer

Robert O. Cornthwaite

James Arness


Produced by Edward Lasker

Directed by Christian Nyby and Howard Hawks (uncredited)

Screenplay by Charles Lederer and Ben Hecht

Music by Dimitri Tiomkin

Cinematography by Russell Harlan, ASC

Edited by Roland Gross


Horror, Sc-Fi

Original PublicationThe Thing from Another World
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