Not Rated | | Drama
A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity.
Playwright Clifford Odets was invited on the set by director Nicholas Ray, where he worked on re-writing the final scene of the film. Ed Avery (James Mason), still delirious out of his coma, starting to talk about Abraham Lincoln was Odets' contribution.
It's a shame that I didn't marry someone who was my intellectual equal.
When Ed has a Barium X-Ray the image of the swallowed fluid is anatomically inaccurate. The fluid falls straight down to an extremely large "stomach" in his groin area.
16 December 2017
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