The Thing from Another World

Synopsis: Scientists at an Arctic research station discover a spacecraft buried in the ice. Upon closer examination, they discover the frozen pilot. All hell breaks loose when they take him back to their station and he is accidentally thawed out!
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Production: Warner Home Video
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
87 min

- H, Eddie.

- Hiya, Scotty.

- Cold enough for you?

- Well, I'm only faintly alive. It's 25 below.

- You know everybody?

- We haven't met.

- McPherson.

- Hi.

Ned Scott, Capt. Hendry.

Scotty just got in today.

Hi, care to join us?

Wait till I count my fingers.

I may have lost one.

Scotty's a warm-weather man. We met

at Accra. Quite a spot. 105 in the shade...

...and the women hardly wore

anything at all. Very intelligent of them.

You just lie there in a hammock

while three of them fan you.

- Remember, Scotty?

- I remember.

- Oh, boy. When I die I hope I go to Accra.

- I was there.

I'm in.

- What are you doing here, Mr. Scott?

- Looking for a story.

Scotty's a newspaperman.

- How many?

- Three.

- Cards?

- I'll play these.

- Caught from ambush.

- Check.

- Well, I'll bet a buck.

- And I'll fold.


- Pair of queens.

- I thought so. Aces.

You ought to know better than to try

fooling our captain. Only dames can do that.

- Lt. Dykes, I promise...

- Slip of the tongue.

- What do you hear from the general?

- Fogarty's nursing secrets like a June bride.

I got an idea. A guy in Seattle

knows a whole radar defense story...

...Ioves to talk.

General McLaren.

Tell General Fogarty you want to go

to Seattle, and Pat and I will fly you there.

I met General McLaren too.

It's warm in Seattle. They got girls

there without fur pants on.

- What about it, captain?

- That could be right.

You won't be able to shoo our captain

southward with his heart...

...wrapped around the North Pole.

- That'll do.

- What's going on up there?

- Scientists are holding a convention.

- Looking for polar bear tails.

- Ever hear of Dr. Carrington?

- The fellow who was at Bikini?

- The same.

They're holding about 2000 miles

north of here. A whole bunch.

- Botanists, physicists, electronic...

- Including a pin-up girl.

- Very interesting type too.

- Very.

Capt. Hendry can give

you any data on her.

- You probably shouldn't have said that.

- Well, after I read...

Now look!

Someday I hope to have a navigator and a

copilot who are at least dry behind the ears.

- Oh, captain.

- You mail-order...

Capt. Hendry, report to General Fogarty's

quarters at once please.

for his troops. Sounds like the old days.

- Take my hand. Will you?

- Yeah.

Captain, if it amounts to anything,

bring me in on it. Will you, please?


I gotta get a story someplace.

Come in.

- Close the door.

- Yes, sir.

- Good evening, sir.

- Didn't take you long.

Not many places to hide, sir.

Just got a queer message from your picnic

party up north, from Dr. Carrington himself.

"Believe an airplane unusual type

crashed in our vicinity.

Please send facilities to investigate.

Most urgent."

What would you find up there

besides a good-Iooking girl?

- I don't know, sir. Any ships missing?

- No.

- No Canadians either.

- Could be Russians.

- They're all over the pole like flies.

- You're going.

Take along a dog team or anything

you might need for rescue.

Come in.

Close the door!

You suppose the Pentagon

could send us a revolving door?

Could be, sir. We got pith helmets

last week.

- Weather report, sir.

- Okay, that's all.

If any messages come in from Dr. Carrington,

I want to be notified personally.

- No matter what the time.

- Yes, sir.

Here's your weather.

There's a front moving in...

...but you ought to have time

to get there and back.

- General, that newspaperman, Scott...

- What about him?

- He'd like to go with us.

- It's all right if you maroon him up there.

Don't get me wrong

about who gets marooned.

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Charles Lederer

Charles Lederer was an American screenwriter and film director. He was born into a prominent theatrical family in New York, and after his parents divorced, was raised in California by his aunt, Marion ... more…

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