descriptionThough 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, possibly fatal affliction, he grows dangerously addicted to the experimental drug, resulting in his transformation into a psychotic and ultimately violent household despot. This Eisenhower-era throat-grabber, shot in expressive CinemaScope, is an excoriating take on the nuclear family. That it came in the day of Father Knows Best makes it all the more shocking—and wildly entertaining.
|Official Release Date||Mar 23, 2010|
|Starring||James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau, Robert Simon, Christopher Olsen, Roland Winters|
|Audio||Dolby Digital Mono|
|Running Time||95 minutes|
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