Science fiction classic of an alien being, the thing from another world, terrorizing an arctic research station. Director Christian Nyby ( with Howard Hawks ). Screenplay by Charles Lederer, based on a novel by John W. Campbell, Jr. Cinematography by Ru ssell Harlan. Special visual effects by Don Steward. Music by Dmitri Tiomkin. Stars Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, Robert Cornthwaite, James Arness. RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.