Bigger Than Life is one of the greatest American films of the 1950s, a high point in the careers of lead actor James Mason and Nicholas Ray.
Mason gives a towering performance as Ed Avery, a happily married schoolteacher who agrees to take a new miracle drug when diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease. It is not long before the drug begins producing malevolent and murderous side-effects that bring to the fore all of Ed's long-repressed frustrations with his life.
Mason's support is exceptional: Barbara Rush as Ed's devoted wife, Christopher Olsen as his cruelly punished son and Walter Matthau as his faithful colleague.
Release Date: 30 July 2007
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Running Time: 95 minutes
Main Language: English