In the horror classic the thing from another world, Polar Explorer find an alien in a block of ice, which is however more alive than expected.
An unidentified flying object under the ice is found in the Antarctic. When you try it free to break destroyed the ship. The huge, frozen pilot can be salvaged but unharmed. Captain Hendry (Kenneth Tobey) can bring him to his base, where he will be examined by scientists.
Unnoticed, the ice melts and the alien comes to life. During the escape from the camp, he kills two dogs and loses an arm, which, however, has neither blood nor Nerben. In the study by Dr. Carrington hand ripped-off, moves which brings the researchers to the knowing to have to do it with a kind of giant plant.