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Not As a Stranger

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Original title
Not As a Stranger
Year
Running time
135 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Stanley Kramer (Novel: Morton Thompson)
Music
George Antheil
Cinematography
Franz Planer (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Stanley Kramer Productions. Distributed by United Artists
Genre
Drama | Medical
Synopsis / Plot
Lucas Marsh, an intern bent upon becoming a first-class doctor, not merely a successful one. He courts and marries the warm-hearted Kristina, not out of love but because she is highly knowledgeable in the skills of the operating room and because she has frugally put aside her savings through the years. She will be, as he shrewdly knows, a supportive wife in every way. She helps make him the success he wants to be and cheerfully moves with him to the small town in which he starts his practice. But as much as he tries to be a good husband to the undemanding Kristina, Marsh easily falls into the arms of a local siren and the patience of the long-sorrowing Kristina wears thin. She reasons he no longer needs her and asks for a divorce. A calamity now brings Marsh to his senses. Dr. Runkleman, Marsh's gruff and wise employer, is stricken with a heart attack and requires emergency surgery. Marsh is forced to operate.
Awards
1955: Nominated for Oscar: Best Sound
1955: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Actor (Frank Sinatra)
1955: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films and Supporting Actor
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