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scientists trying to make sense of mysterious happenings in The Thing (1951)

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Kenneth Tobey points to something bothersome in The Thing (1951)

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Kenneth Tobey and Margaret Sheridan are a fine Hawksian couple in an original publicity still for The Thing (1951)

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original lobby card set for The Thing (1951)

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Kenneth Tobey and Dewey Martin are part of the work group in an autographed publicity still for The Thing (1951)

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The Thing was Howard Hawks’ 35th film, and his second as producer without taking director credits.  The Thing premiered Apr 5, 1951 in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio.

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The back of this publicity still reads

TT-46—-AFTER THE BATTLE”S OVER—-Doctoring and being doctored after meeting The Thing are (l. to r.) Sally Creighton, William Self, John Dierkes, Dewey Martin, Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, Douglas Spencer and William Neff.  Chinese cook in background is Lee Tung Foo.  It happens in Winchester Pictures’ “The Thing” from another world, which RKO Radio will distribute.

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front page of foreign presskit for The Thing (1951)

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theater ad for The Thing (1951) misidentifies Spooky Wooky as a color cartoon.  Spooky Wooky is the Leon Errol comedy short.

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theater ad for The Thing (1951)in which Howard Hawks is not mentioned, but director Nyby is.

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foreign poster for The Thing (1951) with a missing piece in the corner.

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foreign flyer for The Thing (1951)

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theater ad for The Thing (1951).  Howard Hawks may not have taken director credit for the film, but his is the only name in the ad.

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banner for The Thing (1951)

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the scientists are puzzled by The Thing (1951)