The Thing (1951) (4/4)

Thing, The

This seems to be the first of the monster movies. An air force crew is sent near the North Pole to investigate a mysterious aircraft crash. Sure enough it's a flying saucer with a terrifying creature aboard. Well done and still scary.

Directed by: Christian Nyby
The cast includes: Margaret Sheridan (''Nikki'' Nicholson), Paul Frees (Dr. Vorhees), Kenneth Tobey (Capt. Patrick Hendry), Douglas Spencer (Ned ''Scotty'' Scott), Dewey Martin (Bob, Crew Chief), James Arness (The Thing)
Also known as: Thing From Another World, The
MPAA rating: , Running time: 87 minutes
Presented in: BW
Sci-Fi Channel Ranking: 52
Related titles: Thing (1982), The
Related categories: Aliens, Atomic SciFi, Fab Fifties, Monsters on the Loose, Would be great in Color!

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