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Bigger Than Life

2 Ratings: 4.5
A movie directed by Nicholas Ray

Spain released, PAL/Region 0 DVD:it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ),Spanish ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ),English ( Subtitles ),Spanish ( Subtitles … see full wiki

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Director: Nicholas Ray
2 reviews about Bigger Than Life
review by . May 06, 2012
The horror of drug abuse
Ed Avery (James Mason) is a typical (though idealized) 1950s husband and father who is facing serious health problem. To save his life, he begins taking the controversial new drug Cortisone which soon brings about a major – and quite shocking – personality transformation.      James Mason is superb in this role. At first, he’s charming and lovable, but gradually morphs into a horrifying monster. He had me utterly convinced he was really vile and very dangerous. …
review by . March 09, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
In BIGGER THAN LIFE, director Nicholas Ray and producer/star James Mason explored the dark side of suburban life. James Mason delivers one of his most accomplished and subversive performances in this sadly-neglected 1956 movie gem, the story of a man pushed to the brink of madness thanks to his abuse of a 'miracle drug'.    Mild-mannered schoolteacher Ed Avery (James Mason) works hard to provide for his wife Lou (Barbara Rush) and young son Richie (Christopher Olsen), secretly …
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