An Army pilot and his crew are summoned to the North Pole, where an atmospheric abnormality has attracted attention from scientists and the military. A team ventures out about 50 miles east of the Arctic research station to discover what appears to be an alien spacecraft trapped in the ice. Their attempts to free the craft end in its destruction, but a body is discovered stuck in the ice, so the team digs out the body, encased in ice, and bring it back to the research station. The scientists and the military men squabble over what to do with their find, but the situation changes when it becomes apparent that the body is alive, and gets nourishment by consuming blood.
This movie was a pleasant surprise. I had grabbed a stack of 50s monster movies from the library and was expecting a ** B-movie. Not so in this case. Thing From Another World is a fast-paced, entertaining sci-fi adventure story with a relatively realistic portrayal of different possible responses to the discovery of an alien being.