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Kenneth Tobey plugs in for an electric shave in a screencap from The Thing (1951).

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The typical Howard Hawks work group in The Thing (1951) features a woman.  There were no tuna fisherwomen in Tiger Shark (1932) or lumber jills in Come and Get It (1936), though.

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original publicity still for The Thing (1951)

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Kenneth Tobey in a publicity still for The Thing (1951)

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the work team has a disagreement about The Thing (1951) they discovered in the Arctic while doing their scientific research

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Kenneth Tobey and Dewey Martin listen for signs of The Thing (1951)

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Kenneth Tobey and Robert Cornthwaite in The Thing (1951)

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Kenneth Tobey and some of the work team in The Thing (1951).  The work team is a common occurrence in a Howard Hawks film.  The work team is also featured in recent posts for Tiger Shark.

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Kenneth Tobey strains to pick up a radio signal in an original publicity still for The Thing (1951)

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Kenneth Tobey and Margaret Sheridan in an original publicity still for The Thing (1951)

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Kenneth Tobey as Capt. Patrick Hendry in a publicity still for The Thing (1951)

I Was a Male War Bride

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Kenneth Tobey had an uncredited part as Yeoman First Class “Red” in I Was a Male War Bride (1949).  He had the starring role in Howard Hawks’ next movie, The Thing (1951).  Kenneth was born in Oakland, and had a whopping 220 credits in his career, from an early 1945 tv movie, to a 1997 episode of The Angry Beavers, and the posthumous release of The Naked Monster in 2005.

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some of the work team in The Thing (1951), directed by Christian Nyby and produced by Howard Hawks.

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Kenneth Tobey is one of the scientists in an original publicity still for The Thing (1951)

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Kenneth Tobey and Dewey Martin are two of the scientists in The Thing (1951)