The Thing

 

 

pressbook for The Thing (1951)

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

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original publicity still of the scientists in The Thing (1951).  It was remade in 1982 by John Carpenter and 2011 by an obscure Dutch filmmaker in America.  His previous film was in 1996 and he has not made another since.

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Kenneth Tobey discusses how best to deal with The Thing (1951) with some of the other scientists.

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Dewey Martin and Kenneth Tobey do battle with The Thing (1951) in an autographed still.

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

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The scientists try to barricade themselves from The Thing (1951).

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James Arness as The Thing (1951).  James is best known for the long running Gunsmoke and was also Thomas Dunson (John Wayne’s role) in an inferior tv movie remake of Red River.

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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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James Arness plans to wreak havoc as The Thing (1951).

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Producer Howard Hawks in a script conference for The Thing (1950) including Kenneth Tobey.  Director Christian Nyby may be seated with his back to the camera.

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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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The scientists make a discovery in The Thing (1951), filmed in Glacier National Park in Montana, but set somewhere in the Arctic near the North Pole.

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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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James Arness in full makeup made his film debut as The Thing (1951).