The Thing From Another World (1951)
James Arness as The Thing from Another World. The scene captured is from the end of the film when the Thing is about to get electrically cooked.
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The Thing from Another World (often referred to as The Thing before its 1982 remake), is a 1951 science fiction film based on the 1938 novella “Who Goes There?” by John W. Campbell, Jr. It tells the story of an Air Force crew and scientists at a remote Arctic research outpost who fight a malevolent plant-based alien being. It stars Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, Robert Cornthwaite and Douglas Spencer. James Arness appeared as The Thing, difficult to recognize in costume and makeup. No players are named during the opening credits; the only cast credit is at the movie’s end.
In 2001, the film was deemed “culturally significant” by the United States Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.