It’s a strangely riveting—and also flat-out strange—portrayal of the trials and tribulations of Lucas Marsh (Robert Mitchum), a man driven by mysterious psychological forces and Dickensian beginnings to become a doctor. . . . Even though it’s one of the few times Mitchum was miscast, Not as a Stranger still intrigues as a look at a limited man who becomes a doctor so he can avoid feeling things.
March 03, 2018