Bigger Than Life (1956) - Watch Online. Directed by Nicholas Ray

Genres Drama    
IMDb rating
8/10
Director    
Writers Cyril Hume (screenplay)
Cyril Hume (story)
Gavin Lambert (uncredited)
Richard Maibaum (screenplay)
Richard Maibaum (story)
James Mason (uncredited)
Clifford Odets (uncredited)
Nicholas Ray (uncredited)
Burton Roueche (article in "The New Yorker") (as Berton Roueché)
Cast                                    
Country USA
Language English
Runtime 95 min, 91 min
Awards 1993 Berlin International Film Festival
Bigger Than Life 1956
Plot Schoolteacher and family man Ed Avery, who's been suffering bouts of severe pain and even blackouts, is hospitalized with what's diagnosed as a rare inflammation of the arteries. Told by doctors that he probably has only months to live, Ed agrees to an experimental treatment: doses of the hormone cortisone. Ed makes a remarkable recovery, and returns home to his wife, Lou, and their son, Richie. He must keep taking cortisone tablets regularly to prevent a recurrence of his illness. But the "miracle" cure turns into its own nightmare as Ed starts to abuse the tablets, causing him to experience increasingly wild mood swings.... see Bigger Than Life on IMDb

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  • Bigger Than Life (1956) - IMDb

    Directed by Nicholas Ray. With James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau, Robert F. Simon. A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049010/

  • Bigger Than Life - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Bigger Than Life is an American DeLuxe Color CinemaScope film made in 1956 directed by Nicholas Ray and starring James Mason, who also co-wrote and produced the film, about a school teacher and family man whose life spins out of control upon becoming addicted to cortisone. The film co-stars ...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigger_Than_Life

  • Bigger Than Life (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] (1956)

    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 friendly, successful suburban teacher and father (James Mason, in one of his most indelible roles) is prescribed cortisone for a painful ...

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  • Bigger Than Life (1956) - The Criterion Collection

    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.

    http://www.criterion.com/films/1929-bigger-than-life

  • Bigger Than Life (The Criterion Collection) (1956)

    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.

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  • Bigger Than Life - Blu-ray, Blu-ray Movies, Blu-ray Players ...

    Bigger Than Life Blu-ray (The Criterion Collection) (1956): Starring James Mason, Barbara Rush and Walter Matthau. When a friendly, successful suburban teacher and father is prescribed cortisone for a painful, possibly fatal affliction, ...

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  • Bigger Than Life (1956) - Rotten Tomatoes

    Discuss Bigger Than Life (1956) on our Movie forum! Go to Forum. View All Posts . News & Features. Critics Consensus Alexander and the Terrible Day is Okay Total Recall 14 Forgotten TV Superheroes ...

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  • Bigger Than Life -- (Movie Clip) Keep Me Central

    Following the credits, proficient and intriguing exposition on teacher Ed Avery (James Mason), colleagues (Kipp Hamilton, Walter Matthau, Rusty Lane) and his secret second job, from Nicholas Ray's Bigger Than Life, 1956.>

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  • Bigger Than Life (1956) - Review - AllMovie

    Nicholas Ray's Bigger Than Life never achieved the critical or popular success of his Rebel Without a Cause, released the previous year, but it holds up as an equally powerful look at the dark and troubling underside of life in a "normal" American family.

    http://www.allmovie.com/movie/bigger-than-life-v85064/review

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  • Bigger Than Life DVD | Classic Movies | Films by Movie Mail UK

    Bigger Than Life DVD. Nicholas Ray, 1956. £16.99. RRP: £19.99 You save £3 (15%) Add to Wishlist ... authorial voices (such as Hitchcock, Hawks, and Fuller), no one was more lauded than Nicholas Ray: ‘The cinema is Nicholas Ray,’ Jean-Luc Godard famously wrote in 1957. (Later ...

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  • Nicholas Ray - Bigger Than Life (1956) :: top Movie Channel

    Plot Summary : Schoolteacher and family man Ed Avery, who's been suffering bouts of severe pain and even blackouts, is hospitalized with what's diagnosed as a rare inflammation of the arteries.

    http://bodylouhyax.blogspot.com/2010/07/nicholas-ray-bigger-than-life-1956.html

  • Nicholas Ray’s *Bigger Than Life* | Moonraking

    Nicholas Ray's Bigger than Life (1956) got a fair amount of attention last year as a Criterion Collection DVD/Blueray rerelease. I finally got around to watching it, and it's pretty mind-blowingly great. A must see! Here's Criterion's summary: Though ignored at the time of its release ...

    http://moonraking.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/nicholas-rays-bigger-than-life/

  • Bigger than Life (Nicholas Ray, 1956) | existentialism is a film

    “There are some side-effects associated with cortisone use. Depression and peptic ulcers occasionally occur. Psychic derangements may appear when cortisone is used, ranging from euphoria, insomnia, mood swings and personality changes, to frank psychotic manifestations.

    http://melvillian.wordpress.com/2010/01/07/bigger-than-life-nicholas-ray-1956/

  • Bigger Than Life (1956) Nicholas Ray « Twenty Four Frames

    I’ve seen Bigger Than Life twice and both times, I was riveted. Getting away with images like that onscreen in 1956 was absolutely gobsmacking.

    http://twentyfourframes.wordpress.com/2014/05/24/bigger-than-life-1956-nicholas-ray-2/

  • DVD Savant Blu-ray Review: Bigger than Life

    Scorsese gave special attention to Nicholas Ray's 1956 domestic drama Bigger than Life, which is now considered a filmic protest against the decade's popular illusions of peace and prosperity. Bigger than Life is ostensibly a drama about the dangers of new post-war Wonder Drugs.

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  • Bigger than Life (1956) - ShareTV - The Online Television ...

    Bigger Than Life is an American film made in 1956 directed by Nicholas Ray and starring James Mason, who also co-wrote and produced the film, about a school teacher and family man whose life spins out of control upon becoming addicted to cortisone.

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  • Bigger Than Life (1956) - MovieWeb

    Bigger Than Life (1956) starring James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau, Robert F. Simon, Christopher Olsen, Roland Winters, Rusty Lane, Rachel Steph... Bigger Than Life is an American film made in 1956 directed by Nicholas Ray and starring James Mason, ...

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  • Bigger Than Life (1956) - Overview - TCM.com

    Overview of Bigger Than Life, 1956, directed by Nicholas Ray, with James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau, at Turner Classic Movies

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Amazon details

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 ),WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Biographies, Filmographies, Interactive Menu, Scene Access,SYNOPSIS: Adapted from a New Yorker article, Bigger Than Life stars James Mason as schoolteacher Ed Avery. Upon learning that he is suffering from a potentially fatal illness, Avery is more than willing to take the new, untested drug cortisone. At first, the drug proves beneficial, with Avery making an apparently complete recovery. Before long, however, the drug's side-effects transform the mild-mannered teacher into a psychotic and a potential killer. Walter Matthau costars as the family friend who averts tragedy by saving Avery from himself. In later years, director Nicholas Ray expressed the wish that he hadn't mentioned cortisone by name, because the drug was still in its experimental stages and its positive and negative qualities had yet to be completely determined. Ray needn't have worried: because of its downbeat subject matter, Bigger Than Life was a box-office failure. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Venice Film Festival,
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