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    The Thing from Another World (RKO, 1951). British Half Sheet (22" X 28").
    Howard Hawks' early contribution to the science fiction genre became one of the 1950s most suspenseful films. Based on John W. Campbell's short story, "Who Goes There?," this is the tale of a group of research scientists stationed at a remote Arctic outpost who recover a crashed alien spaceship frozen under the ice. When the craft's only inhabitant (James Arness) is inadvertently thawed out, he goes on a rampage, killing everyone who gets in his way. Trumpeted as the tallest leading man in Hollywood, Arness was perfect casting for the ominous "Thing" in this masterful science fiction thriller. An extremely rare British half sheet, this highly sought after poster has been lightly restored to correct a previously folded right border and a missing right corner. The piece also shows faint stains in the bottom border, smudging in the top right border, light wrinkling, creasing in the borders, and a top left corner bend. An excellent opportunity for savvy sci-fi collectors. Rolled, Fine+.


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