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Bigger Than Life

Bigger Than Life(1956)

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Brief Synopsis

A "miracle" drug threatens a family man's sanity.

Cast & Crew

Nicholas Ray Director
James Mason Ed Avery
Barbara Rush Lou Avery
Walter Matthau Wally Gibbs
Robert Simon Dr. Norton
Christopher Olsen Richie Avery
Roland Winters Dr. Ruric
Rusty Lane Bob La Porte
Kipp Hamilton Pat Wade
Betty Caulfield Mrs. La Porte
Virginia Carroll Mrs. Jones
Renny McEvoy Mr. Jones
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 2 Aug 1956
Release Date:  1956 Production Date:  [CinemaScope]
AFI*-X ; EBXX; UCLA has VHS P-VA3059M
We gave our VID to EB
Color/B&W:  Color (DeLuxe) Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  95 or 101 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  9,132    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Ahead of it's Time

    frank filippi 2011-10-19

    A powerful film in my opinion. Mason gives an edgy nerve racking performance. I loved it. It's a simple well written story, more topical today than... MORE>

  • Wildly Overrated

    TJK 2010-03-27

    This is a pretty good movie. Any claims beyond that, however, are bigger than life. James Mason was a great actor; this is NOT one of his great... MORE>

  • What a terrific movie this is!

    John Burleigh 2010-02-28

    I'm not sure any other actor could so effectively present both the crazy Nietzschean Hyde and the placid and happy, albeit financially troubled,... MORE>