Not as a Stranger (Universal 1955, Olivia de Havilland, Robert Mitchum)

Robert Mitchum and Frank Sinatra as callow young interns star in weeper Not As A Stranger. Mitchum needs money to stay in med school, so he marries wealthy nurse Olivia de Havilland. They move to a small town where he becomes insufferable and takes up with wealthy patient Gloria Grahame. He gets his comeuppance when he fails to save Bickford on the operating table.

Though he had successfully produced a number of films, Not As a Stranger was Stanley Kramer’s directorial debut. He went on to direct such important films as The Defiant Ones (1958) and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1968).

Not As A Stranger

Academy Award Nomination for Best Sound Recording.

Cast: Olivia de Havilland, Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford, Charles Bickford, Myron McCormick, Lon Chaney Jr., Jesse White, Lee Marvin, Harry Morgan

Producer and Director: Stanley Kramer
Director of Photography: Franz Planer
Editor: Frederic L. Knudtson
Composer: George Antheil
Screenwriters: Edward Anhalt, Edna Anhalt
Production Designer: Rudolph Sternad

Production Companies: United Artists, Stanley Kramer Productions
Release Date: 1 July 1955
Running Time: 135 minutes
Genres: Drama, Romance
Country: United States of America

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