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Ten Valuable The Thing from Another World (1951) Movie Posters & Collectibles

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The Thing from Another World debuted on April 6, 1951. Valuable The Thing from Another World movie memorabilia includes American posters, pressbooks, lobby cards, movie stills, 1954 and 1957 reissue posters and Belgian movie posters.

RKO Radio Pictures' The Thing from Another World remains one of the most terrifying science fiction films of the 1950s. Directed by Christian Nyby and an uncredited Howard Hawks and starring Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, Robert Cornthwaite, Douglas Spencer and a young James Arness as the monster, The Thing from Another World features scientists and military personnel battling a nasty alien life form at a remote arctic outpost. The Thing from Another World premiered on April 6, 1951, eventually landing a coveted spot in the National Film Registry in 2001.

Here are ten valuable The Thing from Another World movie posters and collectibles that are sure to interest hardcore 1950s science fiction buffs and movie memorabilia collectors. "Watch the skies, everywhere! Keep looking. Keep watching the skies!" - Douglas Spencer as Ned "Scotty" Scott in the movie's last lines

The Thing from Another World One Sheet Movie Poster

A one sheet poster (27x41-inches) in fine- condition sold at auction for $657.25. The Thing is based on the novella Who Goes There? by noted science fiction writer John W. Campbell Jr.

The Thing from Another World one sheet poster $657.25

The Thing from Another World Insert Movie Poster

An insert movie poster (14x36-inches) in very fine+ condition brought $3,585 at auction.

The Thing from Another World insert poster $3,585

The Thing from Another World Lobby Card Set

A complete set of eight lobby cards (11x14-inches) in fine/very fine condition sold at auction for $2,270.50. Lobby cards greeted patrons in movie theater lobbies.

The Thing from Another World lobby set $2,270.50

The Thing from Another World Half Sheet Style A Movie Poster

A restored half sheet style A movie poster in fine+ condition sold at auction for $1,792.50.

The Thing from Another World half sheet style A poster $1,792.50

The Thing from Another World 40x60 Movie Poster

A restored 40x60-inch movie poster in fine+ condition on linen brought $1,314.50 at auction. The poster's design is similar to that of the movie's one sheet example.

The Thing from Another World Movie Stills

A lot of eight 8x10-inch original movie stills in very fine- condition sold at auction for $155.35.

The Thing from Another World movie still with Kenneth Tobey and Margaret Sheridan, one of eight $155.35

The Thing from Another World Movie Pressbook

A campaign book – or pressbook in collecting circles – featuring sample posters and window cards for the movie in very good/fine condition brought $95.60 at auction.

The Thing from Another World Belgian Movie Poster

A Belgian movie poster (14x19-inches) in fine condition sold at auction for $65.

The Thing from Another World 1954 One Sheet Movie Poster

The Thing from Another World was re-released in 1954 and 1957. A 1954 one sheet reissue poster (27x41-inches) in fine+ condition brought $167.30 at auction. "It creeps...It crawls...It Strikes Without Warning!"

The Thing from Another World 1954 one sheet reissue poster $167.30

The Thing from Another World 1957 Movie Pressbook

A 1957 reissue movie pressbook in uncut very fine condition sold at auction for $36.

The Thing from Another World 1957 reissue pressbook $36

The Thing from Another World Movie Memorabilia Credits & Top Image

  • All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
  • Top image: The Thing from Another World half sheet style B movie poster (22x28-inches) in folded fine condition $1,673

Copyright © 2011 William J. Felchner

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