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Not as a Stranger (1955) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Stanley Kramer and produced by Stanley Kramer.

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Morton Thompson’s Not as a Stranger (1955)

By John Grant on Feb 15, 2014 From Noirish

vt Not as a Stranger US / 136 minutes / bw / Kramer, UA Dir & Pr: Stanley Kramer Scr: Edna Anhalt, Edward Anhalt Story: Not as a Stranger (1954) by Morton Thompson Cine: Franz Planer Cast: Olivia de Havilland, Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford, Charles Bickford, M... Read full article


Not as a Stranger (1955)

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

"It isn't enough for you to have a brain. You have to have a heart." Producer Stanley Kramer had staked his claim in Hollywood. After a string of successful films, he was ready to tackle being a director. For his directorial debut, he set his sights on Morton Tompson's bestselling novel Not as a S... Read full article


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Dr. Dave W. Runkleman: [Meeting Al for the first time] I was told you'd have a Cadillac.
Alfred Boone: [Wryly] It's just a front. The Cadillac has me.


Dr. Aarons: I can see the picture you got of yourself already... a country road and an old Ford. It's a white house and you are Saint George complete in spotless armor. You get to a farmhouse. There's this man bleeding to death. Now alone, without instruments, without assistance, you perform an impossible operation, and because your heart is pure, you save him.
Lucas Marsh: I haven't any th...
Dr. Aarons: [Interrupting] You're going to go down that road. When you get there, you know what you're going to find? A man with a boil on his backside. You hear me? A boil on his backside! You will lance it and go home.
Lucas Marsh: [Smiling ironically and turning to leave] Good-bye, Doctor.
Dr. Aarons: [Loudly across the room] Marsh, you're one of the most brilliant students we've ever had here. You'll be aa great physician. Stop living your life like a Greek tragedy, or you'll muff it!
Lucas Marsh: [Soberly] Thank you.
Dr. Aarons: [Quietly] Goodbye, Doctor.


Dr. Aarons: [to the interns in the operating theater] I have been a pathologist for over 25 years. I haven't gotten a single laugh out of it yet.


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This is one of the first films where an actual human heart is seen beating during open-heat surgery.
The name of the procedure that Lucas was arguing about with Dr. Dietrich is called a vagotomy. At the time this film was made, it was a common procedure but it is rarely performed nowadays.
The first film directed by Stanley Kramer.
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