15th Street at Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20004

Sunset (around 8PM); Lawn opens at 5PM; FREE

"Keep watching the skies!" Things start to sizzle at the North Pole after a team of scientists and military personnel unearths a freeze-dried alien being. According to Hollywood gossip, producer Howard Hawks had a heavy hand in the direction of this legendary sci-fi thriller filmed in Glacier National Park and at a Los Angeles ice storage plant. In the title role, big James (Matt Dillon on TV's 'Gunsmoke') Arness reportedly complained that his monster make-up made him look like an oversized carrot. 87 min. (1951)

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Added by alykat on July 2, 2007