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1,102 Ratings

Bigger Than Life

Directed by Nicholas Ray
United States, 1956


When a suburban teacher and father (James Mason) is prescribed cortisone for a painful, possibly fatal affliction, he grows dangerously addicted to the experimental drug. This Eisenhower-era throat-grabber, shot in expressive CinemaScope, is an excoriating take on the nuclear family.

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Bigger Than Life Directed by Nicholas Ray

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival


Berlin International Film Festival


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