Bigger Than Life

  • 1956
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

James Mason gives a shattering performance in Nicholas Ray's BIGGER THAN LIFE, an extraordinarily rich study of mid-1950s malaise, hidden under the guise of being a medical case history of a man who undergoes a radical personality transformation after taking the experimental "wonder drug" cortisone. Ed Avery (James Mason) is a teacher who, after suffering...read more

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03:00 — Though ignored at the time of its release, Nicholas Ray’s Bigger Than Life is now recognized as one of the great American films of the 1950s. When a f (more…)

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