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Bigger Than Life (One In A Million) (1956)

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Hal Taggart Hal Taggart
Churchgoer
Gus Schilling Gus Schilling
Druggist
Eugenia Paul Eugenia Paul
Saleslady
Sid Melton Sid Melton
Cabby
Joseph Mell Joseph Mell
Frank - the Cab Dispatcher
Virginia Carroll Virginia Carroll
Mrs. Jones
Renny McEvoy Renny McEvoy
Mr. Jones


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Nicholas Ray Nicholas Ray
uncredited
Clifford Odets Clifford Odets
uncredited


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Description: Schoolteacher and family man Ed Avery has been suffering bouts of severe pain and even blackouts. He 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 swin ... (more)
Release date: 26 October 1956
Tags: 1950s (7), 1956 (7), Usa (6), Teacher (6), Drug Abuse (6), Melodrama (6), Aggression (6), Bible (6), Medical (5), Housewife (5), School (5), Drug (4), Flirt (4), Drugs (4), Abuse (4), Cortisone (4), 1950's (3), Abusive Father (3), Hospital (2), 50s (2)
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