Sunday, August 21, 2022

'Not as a Stranger' (1955) Plus Thoughts on Being a Respecter of Persons


Wow, what a great movie, see the trailer HERE.   

Not as a Stranger  (1955)   See in entirety HERE or on Tubi!  (Tubi is absolutely wonderful for great older movies!)


This movie has Robert Mitchum, Olivia De Havilland, Frank Sinatra, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford, and Lee Marvin for starters.

It was based on a 1954 novel by the same title by Morton Thompson.


This movie has so much in it, romance, medicine, betrayal...It has Robert Mitchum struggling to become a doctor, not for lack of brain power but lack of finances coming from a humble family.   It shows Frank Sinatra as Dr. Boone as a fellow med student, actually a decent part and a man of character at least as a true friend.   Robert Mitchum as Dr. Marsh has integrity-plus in the medical field standing up for life.   He is not going to put up with the Ageist philosophy that we see even NOW in medicine.  My cousin had to fight the Ageist philosophy when my uncle was in the hospital, it was horrible and disgusting.

This movie also touches on the medical school actually teaching how to make more money from certain procedures or lack-of.  I reiterate....disgusting and heartbreaking.   This is made in 1955 and it's very clear the shocking attitude that has been ongoing.   

This movie will have you wide-eyed on some things...Trust me.  Robert Mitchum just can't help himself being a rascal when he's not at the hospital and Gloria Grahame is still that ol' Violet from 'It's a Wonderful Life'.   You know the type...  ; )  

The ending is a decent one and I do not want to spoil of course.  I would highly recommend this movie however please preview any movie before allowing youth or children to see the movie. 

I hope everyone is having a blessed Sunday.   

Some Closing Thoughts

loading ...  Be nice, be kind... and for goodness sake don't  be a respecter of persons.  It's heartbreaking when we see that isn't it?   Grown adults being respecters of people. It's bad enough when we see children behave like that.  Ought not be in Christian circles at all.  Some people?   As my dad would have said...."That leopard ain't changed it's spots."  Many people unless they totally surrender to the Lord they will never change.  In other words to repent of these things and make a Uturn.  And some people will never believe what goes until they themselves get slapped with it.  

Let's stand up for people,  not be part of leaving them out!  Let's not be part or want to be part of those with weak, competitive, envious or insecure character issues not to mention their hurtful actions.  I see the same women and their grown kids with the very same character issues and patterns many times...Oh how they've taught them well.   I just shake my head.   ....But, God is the Revealer and I praise His name!   

We must be careful too, not to complain on God's loving protection over us many times, God is usually protecting us from from people with a lack of character when we see these things.  We don't want to eat those maraschino cherries on the floor with the broken glass mixed in, as my doggy wanted to do once, as the luscious red jar had fallen out of the fridge onto the tile floor in what my sweet dog thought was a delectable delight.  Oh how many women want so badly to be part-of.  


Let's  be loyal friends and family members too.   Never put a social position above our loved ones.


Let's be a Dr. Boone in the loyalty department.  

My care to all, let's allow the things that break God's heart to break our heart.  Let it begin with me.


"It's not enough to have a brain, you have to have a heart."    -Dr. Marsh's father.


Let's be first class.     God bless.


Sandi said...

"...let's allow the things that break God's heart to break our heart."


Amelia said...

I appreciate you Sandi. <3

Anonymous said...

Josh and I started this movie a week or two ago and haven't had the chance to finish yet, but so far, it was very good and so intriguing. Looking forward to finishing it hopefully soon! Good lessons for us all here.❤️

Marianna said...

That movie sounds really good! I hope we can watch it one day soon. Sounds like a “good one” as Elliott would say lol.

I agree about being a respect or of persons… the Bible is very clear on that. It is so important for all of us to heed that!

Amelia said...

Dear Anonymous, Oh yes, that movie has a lot to chew on, it's extremely interesting, and we see that some things are nothing new under the sun. Many life lessons and many lessons in life and the workings of those circles and what is taught and standing up for what is right at many angles here...

Glad you gleaned from the blog here!

Blessings! : )

Amelia said...

Yes, Marianna, that movie is a good one,...a "goodun"!

Respecters of person...Ugly and very painful for people who are hurt by it. It really lends itself to questions on character. It's a good lesson for all of us to be very careful of that.

Blessings! : )