The Thing

There is no romantic relationship in John Carpenter’s popular remake of The Thing (1951).

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another Howard Hawks work team in a publicity still for The Thing (1951).

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

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Margaret Sheridan in a publicity still for Red River (1948).  She was Howard Hawks’ first choice as Tess Millay, but she withdrew when she became pregnant.

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Howard Hawks directing Joanne Dru on the set of Red River (1948).  That appears to be Margaret Sheridan next to Joanne, Hawks’ first choice for Tess Millay.

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Howard Hawks with Joanne Dru and Margaret Sheridan.  Margaret was the first choice for Tess Millay in Red River (1948) but she had to withdraw because she was pregnant, and giving Joanne her big break.  Margaret eventually starred in Howard Hawks’ The Thing (1950), but Hawks thought she lost some spark with her motherhood.

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Margaret Sheridan in a publicity photo for The Thing (1951).  Margaret was originally cast by Howard Hawks as Tess Millay in Red River, with the part eventually going to Joanne Dru when Margaret became pregnant and unavailable.  When he finally got to work with her, he was disappointed as she had lost a spark due to motherhood.

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Kenneth Tobey and Margaret Sheridan make a fine Hawksian couple (of scientists) with consistently witty dialogue in The Thing (1951).

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Margaret Sheridan and Kenneth Tobey in a rare color publicity still for The Thing (1951).

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Robert Cornthwaite is writing something down as he confers with the research team in The Thing (1951).  Robert was also one of the scientists working with Cary Grant in Monkey Business (1952).

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Margaret Sheridan as Nikki in The Thing (1951).  Margaret was originally cast by Howard Hawks as Tess Millay in Red River (1948) but she became pregnant and had to withdraw.  When Hawks finally worked with her, he felt that a spark in her was missing.

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a typical Hawksian work group in The Thing (1951)

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publicity still for The Thing (1951), remade in 1982 and 2011.