James Arness plays The Thing monster. They also find a frozen life form and bring it to the research station. Whoever directed it, The Thing is an impeccably crafted movie. The acting is solid and the characters are given great dialog. Carrington believes that the scientific discovery is more important than lives and protects the creature.
The cast is a very fine ensemble and the direction is crisp and on the edge. They discover a flying saucer buried in the ice and they use Thermite bombs expecting to release the spacecraft. It's considered as a Grade B movie, probably because of its subject matter, but it's one of the best Grade B's along with Them and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The prolific film composer Dmitri Tiompkin provides a very eerie, theremin-based score. Unknowingly they bring back part of it to the camp for study. However, it explodes and is totally destroyed by the bombs. The kissing scene already mentioned and a scene of the slaughtered scientist hanging upside down being bled to feed the seedlings.
Captain Hendry flies with his crew and meets Dr. Alternate Versions In an old Laserdisc newsletter it said two scenes were added to the Laserdisc. Kenneth Tobey is the take charge Captain Patrick Hendry. The black and white cinematography by Russell Harlan Red River, Witness for the Prosecution, To Kill A Mockingbird, Run Silent Run Deep makes everything look right. Upon closer examination, they discover the frozen pilot. . When the creature thaws, it attacks the dogs and loses one arm.
Carrington researches and discovers that it is a vegetable life that reproduces like plants. All hell breaks loose when they take him back to their station and he is accidentally thawed out! Margaret Sheridan is Nikki the shapely love interest. There is no splatter or graphic detail but tantalizing hints that lets your mind conjure up your worst nightmare. The film's contributors were seasoned professionals who had worked on major films. A group of scientists and air force officers at an Arctic station discover something in the ice and that something sees them as dinner. Major director Howard Hawks Sergeant York, The Big Sleep, Red River, Rio Bravo produced it but some sources Leonard Maltin credit him as co-director. Christian Nyby, a film editor for Hawks, is officially credited as the director.
After 50 years this movie rightly earns the label of classic. With an ensemble cast of supporting actors. A group of scientists at the North Pole discover something buried in the ice. It was originally cut because it was considered too gory. Captain Hendry believes that the dangerous creature is an invader and decides to find a way to destroy it with his team. The screenplay by Charles Lederer Mutiny on the Bounty, Ocean's Eleven, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, His Girl Friday is full of crisp dialog.
Conversations overlap and at times runs simultaneously but the direction is so good that you miss nothing. While debating whether to study the alien, try to communicate with it or kill it, the pilot awakens--and the scientists' question of if it is friend or foe is quickly answered. » The Thing, released in 1951, is the original hostile alien movie, a must-see for fans of sci-fi and horror. Douglas Spencer as Scotty is fun as the wisecracking reporter always looking for a photo. Running time on this Laserdisc is 87 Min. Now, trapped in a frozen wasteland with an unstoppable, nonhuman creature that sees them as prey, the small band of scientists come face to face with The Thing. The film has held up well for over fifty years.
The Thing from Another World Scientist at an Arctic research station discover a spacecraft buried in the ice. A great one for a dark and stormy night. Arthur Carrington and his team of scientists and they fly to the location. Robert Cornthwaite is great as the slightly nutty Dr. Scientists recover the craft's now-frozen alien pilot and take it back to their base.
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