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Bigger Than Life (One In A Million)

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James Mason James Mason
Ed Avery
Barbara Rush Barbara Rush
Lou Avery
Walter Matthau Walter Matthau
Wally Gibbs
Robert F. Simon Robert F. Simon
Dr. Norton
Christopher Olsen Christopher Olsen
Richie Avery
Roland Winters Roland Winters
Dr. Ruric
Rusty Lane Rusty Lane
Bob LaPorte


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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: 1956 (8), 1950s (7), Bible (6), Usa (6), Aggression (6), Teacher (6), Melodrama (6), Drug Abuse (6), School (5), Housewife (5), Medical (5), Abuse (4), Cortisone (4), Drugs (4), Drug (4), Flirt (4), 1950's (3), Abusive Father (3), Hospital (2), Psychosis (2)
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