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Bigger Than Life 1956 DVD - James Mason / Barbara Rush

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.


James Mason as Ed Avery
Barbara Rush as Lou Avery
Walter Matthau as Wally Gibbs
Robert F. Simon as Dr. Norton
Christopher Olsen as Richie Avery
Roland Winters as Dr. Ruric
Rusty Lane as Bob LaPorte
Rachel Stephens as Nurse
Kipp Hamilton as Pat Wade

Runtime: 95 Minutes

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Stock Code: Gr