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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. Snider: God help him, he made a mistake.


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.


Alfred Boone: [to Lucas] Sometimes I wish I had 75 more pounds. I'd belt you one!


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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.
This is one of the first films where an actual human heart is seen beating during open-heat surgery.
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