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    The Thing from Another World (RKO, 1951). Insert (14" X 36").
    Although the film was directed by Christian Nyby, the ever present and heavy hand of producer Howard Hawks shaped the look of this classic. Based on John W. Campbell's story Who Goes There? concerned a group of scientist trapped in an arctic installation as an alien that can change shape stalks them. This movie defined suspense as it creeped towards its shocking conclusion. This insert poster, along with the half sheets, are considered the best posters on the movie. The only things keeping this poster from grading higher are a couple of very minor tears, a corner crease in the lower right corner, and some light crinkling and smudges in the borders. As an interesting footnote in cinematic history, James Arness, who came to fame as Marshal Dillon on TV's Gunsmoke, got his start as the Alien from Another World. Folded, Very Fine+.


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