The Thing from Another World

The Thing from Another World (1951)

Look out … it’s the Thing

  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1951-04-05
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 488 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 27min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Winchester Pictures Corporation
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Directors: Howard Hawks, Christian Nyby.
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From 488 Ratings


Scientists and US Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while investigating at a remote arctic outpost.

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  • Kenneth Tobey

    as Captain Patrick Hendry
  • Margaret Sheridan

    as Nikki
  • Robert Cornthwaite

    as Dr. Arthur Carrington
  • Douglas Spencer

    as Ned 'Scotty' Scott
  • James Young

    as Lt. Eddie Dykes
  • Dewey Martin

    as Crew Chief Bob
  • Robert Nichols

    as Lt. Ken 'Mac' Erickson
  • William Self

    as Corporal Barnes
  • Nicholas Byron

    as Tex Richards
  • Eduard Franz

    as Dr. Stern
  • George Fenneman

    as Dr. Redding
  • Paul Frees

    as Prof. Voorhees
  • Everett Glass

    as Prof. Wilson
  • Norbert Schiller

    as Dr. Lorenz
  • Edmond Breon

    as Prof. Ambrose
  • John Dierkes

    as Dr. Chapman
  • Sally Creighton

    as Mrs. Chapman
  • James Arness

    as 'The Thing'
  • David McMahon

    as Gen. Fogarty
  • Bill Neff

    as Bill Stone (uncredited)
Production Walter Daniels Production Manager
Sound Dimitri Tiomkin Original Music Composer
Sound Dimitri Tiomkin Music Director
Writing Charles Lederer Screenplay
Camera Russell Harlan Director of Photography
Directing Howard Hawks Director
Production Howard Hawks Producer
Art Albert S. D'Agostino Art Direction
Art Darrell Silvera Set Decoration
Sound Clem Portman Sound
Directing Christian Nyby Director
Costume & Make-Up Larry Germain Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Michael Woulfe Costume Designer
Editing Roland Gross Editor
Costume & Make-Up Lee Greenway Makeup Supervisor
Art William Stevens Set Decoration
Crew Tom Steele Stunts
Production Edward Lasker Associate Producer
Art John Hughes Art Direction
Crew Linwood G. Dunn Special Effects
Writing John W. Campbell Jr. Novel
Directing Arthur Siteman Assistant Director
Sound Phil Brigandi Sound
Crew Donald Steward Special Effects
Camera Landon Arnett Camera Operator
Crew Thol Simonson Special Effects Technician