Not as a Stranger (Morton Thompson's Not as a Stranger)
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Not as a Stranger (Morton Thompson's Not as a Stranger)
Ambitious but impecunious medical student Lucas Marsh (Robert Mitchum) marries the older and (in this film, at least) not especially attractive Kristina Hedvigson (Olivia de Havilland) so that she can pay his tuition fees. Kristina loves Lucas, but he loves nothing but his work. Emotionally shutting himself off from everyone -- including best friend, Alfred Boone (Frank Sinatra), and drunken dad, Job Marsh (Lon Chaney Jr.) -- Lucas survives his training and goes to work as the assistant to tough but tender small-town medico Dr. Runkleman (Charles Bickford). He enters into an affair with… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though some scenes come off fairly well, Mitchum is poker-faced from start to finish."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Mitchum's facial expressions seem to fall into two categories: sullen and sour."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"With so much dissecting in his picture -- and so much of it being good -- it is too bad that Mr. Kramer couldn't have done a little on his characters."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Well-meaning."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The exceptional cast helps to while away the platitudes and pieties, provided you can accept the likes of Mitchum, Sinatra and Marvin as somewhat wrinkly students."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"A well meaning, well acted unremarkable and undemanding drama."
‑ , Film4