Did Howard Hawks directed The Thing from Another World?

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On the IMDb page from The Thing from Another World, it says Howard Hawks co-directed the film with Christian Nyby but the page says Hawks went uncredited.

I want to know if it’s true since I remember reading somewhere that he denied directing the film.
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Posted 1 year ago

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Vincent Fournols

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Hi Niall,

As far as I remember, it is commonly agreed by historians that he did co-direct the film, and that his statements cannot all be taken for granted.
But a research could confirm this, besides other feedback to this topic here.
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Was he know to be a liar?
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I'm not sure.

Check out this 1997 Los Angeles Times article ("A 'Thing' to His Credit").
Found the article via "The Thing" (1951) wiki page.
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Specifically, the other sources listed on the film's wiki page?
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The funny thing, in the Wkipedia page, is that even the actors disagree on this!!
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No just from the LA times source
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I tried to delete Howard Hawks from the director credit and it declined it for not enough information. Keep it in mind I used the LA times source where he openly denies directing the film. What more evidence you I need?
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If you are the boss and you see potential in an employee of yours, are you going to let him go unsupervised at his very first try at something that he has never done before? No, you'll be right there to answer questions and to guide your apprentice along. It was Christian's first Directors gig. Hawks to his credit naturally gave full credit to Nyby. Hawks did not have an ego that needed feeding. He wanted nothing but good for Nyby. No article I have read says he was 100% hands off.

Here is a partial reprint from the 1997 LA Times article:

Nyby had served Hawks admirably on a number of films--editing "To Have and Have Not," "The Big Sleep" and "Red River"--but the relationship was clearly that of protege and mentor. Hawks directed "The Thing," the argument goes, and gave Nyby the credit; this was Hawks' way of thanking him for salvaging other editors' botched first cut of "Red River" (an effort that earned Nyby an Oscar nomination) and launching him on a new career as director.

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1982 article citing an encounter in 1973.
LA Times is a 97 article by Nyby's nephew.
Simple answer to your question.
LOYALTY!
Nyby was good to Hawks.
Hawks rewards Nyby.
Loyal to a fault.
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Ever hear of reasonable doubt?
Your theory has Reasonable Doubt!
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Sorry I’m just going what I see it’s not like I was on the set when it was film or anything
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Frankly I didn’t realise that the article was written by Nyby’s nephew
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No reason to be sorry. Your position was rejected by IMDb for the very same reasons I have stated.
Cheers
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By the way that article was written by a relative of Nyby's, who was also an editor.
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