Bigger Than Life

Bigger Than Life
Bigger Than Life

Year

1956

Duration

91 minutes

Genres

Drama

Language

English

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Synopsis

Ed Avery is a mild-mannered but overworked teacher who is prescribed a new "wonder drug" to help manage a medical condition - and finds that it all but cures him. But soon, Avery's behaviour both at work and at home has changed dramatically - his moods becoming ever-more dark and unpredictable as the drug quickly takes over his life. James Mason is spell-binding in a film that was strangely under-rated at the time it was released, but which now looks to have been years ahead of its time.

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12 Classification

Contains mental illness theme and mild violence

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