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Thing From Another World
Episode 1: The Thing From Another World
October 14, 2011

Title: The Thing From Another World
Rating: NR
Running Time: 87
Release Date: April 29, 1951
Director: Christian Nyby
Writer(s): Charles Lederer
Starring: Margaret Sheridan, Kenneth Tobey, Douglas Spencer, Robert O. Cornthwaite, James Arness
Company: RKO Radio Pictures

John Carpenter's 1982 movie The Thing, based on John Campbell's short story "Who Goes There", is a cult classic. A flop in its day, the film had a renaissance in the 1990s as it was discovered by a new generation of film lovers. With a new installment in The Thing series coming out this month, Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob take a look back at the entire Thing series, starting with this 1951 original adaptation of Campbell's story--The Thing From Another World. More about Commie Carrots than shape-shifting monsters, the film has been selected for preservation in the National Film Registry for being "culturally significant". But is it entertaining? Donate to Now Playing to find out!

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