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The Thing from Another World is a 1951 RKO Pictures black-and-white science fiction film based on the 1938 novella "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell (writing under the pseudonym of Don A. Stuart).

James Arness (Gun Smoke) played The Thing, but he is difficult to recognize in costume and makeup, due to both low lighting and other effects used to obscure his features.

No actors are named during the film's dramatic "slow burning letters through background" opening title sequence; the cast credits appear at the end of the film. The film was partly shot in Glacier National Park and interior sets built at a Los Angeles ice storage plant.

The Thing from Another World is considered one of the great science fiction films of the 1950s.

Initial Release: April 27, 1951
Awards: In 2001 the film was deemed to be a "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant motion picture by the United States Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. Wikipedia

The Thing from Another World 1951
The Thing from Another World 1951

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Starring: Ken Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness

Director: Christian Nyby

Writers: Charles Lederer , John W. Campbell Jr.

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi

Description: Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.

Plot Summery: [Spoiler Alert!]

At the Officers Club in Anchorage, Alaska, in 1949, pilot Captain Patrick "Pat" Hendry is summoned by General Fogarty to fly to a remote outpost and investigate something that has crashed on Earth.

Captain Hendry flies with his crew and meets Dr. Arthur Carrington and his team of scientists. Together they fly to the crash site and discover a flying saucer buried in the ice.

They use Thermite bombs expecting to release the spacecraft but when the charge explodes it totally destroys the flying saucer.

Subsequently, they find a frozen life form and bring it to the research station. When the creature thaws, it attacks the dogs and loses one arm.

Dr. Carrington researches and discovers that it is a vegetable life form that reproduces like plants. Captain Hendry believes that the creature is a dangerious invader and decides to find a way to destroy it with his team, but Dr. Carrington believes that the discovery is more important than lives and protects the creature.

Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil