Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    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+.


    Please see full-color, enlargeable images above for more details.

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    18th-19th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 688

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 November 23 - 24 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Grey is a true asset to Heritage Auctions and Heritage Auctions are a true asset to the Movie Poster Hobby.
    Jim G.,
    Ray, MI
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Auction #161928 spotlights


    Janis by David Nordahl (Pandora Productions, 1969). Rolled, Very Fine+. Silk Screen Poster
    BID NOW


    Grateful Dead at the Fillmore (Bill Graham Presents, 1967). Fine/Very Fine. Second Printing Concert Poster
    BID NOW


    Blood and Sand (20th Century Fox, 1941). Rolled, Fine+. Insert
    BID NOW


    Girls! Girls! Girls! (Paramount, 1963). Fine/Very Fine on Linen. French Grande
    BID NOW


    World War II Propaganda (U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943). Folded, Very Fine-. Poster
    BID NOW


    How Green Was My Valley (20th Century Fox, 1941). Rolled, Fine/Very Fine. Insert
    BID NOW


    Loving You (Paramount, 1957). Folded, Fine. One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Dracula, Prince of Darkness (20th Century Fox, 1966). Folded, Very Fine. French Grande
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 March 23 - 24 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 March 23 - 24 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,026,954
    Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
    Sunday Movie Posters Weekly Online Auction
    REALIZED $51,551.80