Bigger Than Life + Introduction (12A)



Drama (1956)
95mins US

Starring: Walter Matthau, Barbara Rush, James Mason
Director: Nicholas Ray
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

School teacher Ed Avery suffers a series of acute chest pains and is rushed to hospital, where he is diagnosed with dangerously inflamed arteries. Under medical advice, Ed agrees to take an experimental new hormone called Cortisone. The drug works wonders and Ed returns to work a week later, bursting with life. However, he begins to suffer from depression and so increases his dosage of Cortisone.

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