Bigger Than Life

by Nicholas Ray 1h35min United States 1956
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Bigger Than Life
by Nicholas Ray

A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity.

Status of the VoD copy


  • James Mason : Ed Avery
  • Barbara Rush : Lou Avery
  • Walter Matthau : Wally Gibbs
  • Robert F. Simon : Dr. Norton
  • Christopher Olsen : Richie Avery
  • And with: Roland Winters, Rusty Lane, Rachel Stephens, Kipp Hamilton


  • Director Nicholas Ray
  • Scenario Cyril Hume, Richard Maibaum
  • Original work author Berton Roueche
  • Photo director Joe MacDonald
  • Set Design Walter M. Scott, Stuart A. Reiss
  • Costume Design Mary Wills, Charles Le Maire
  • Sound Donald Flick
  • Editing Louis Loeffler
  • Original music David Raskin
  • Producer James Mason
  • Production Compagny Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
  • Distributor Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio2,55:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixStéréo
  • Production1956
  • Release date for France02/13/1957
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageEnglish
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