Not as a Stranger (Morton Thompson's Not as a Stranger)
Not as a Stranger (Morton Thompson's Not as a Stranger) (1955)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 28, 1955
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2011
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Variety Staff

Though some scenes come off fairly well, Mitchum is poker-faced from start to finish.

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TV Guide

Mitchum's facial expressions seem to fall into two categories: sullen and sour.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

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.


A well meaning, well acted unremarkable and undemanding drama.

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