Not Rated | | Drama
A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity.
The main manufacturers of cortisone at the time, Merck in the US and Glaxo in the UK, were worried about the impact of this film would have on the public and their willingness to take the drug if prescribed by their physician. However, by the time of this film's release, newer and better formulations of the drug, along with greater knowledge of its uses and limitations had reduced (but not eliminated) the side-effects experienced by Ed in this film.
Childhood is a congenital disease - and the purpose of education is to cure it. We're breeding a race of moral midgets.
When Dr. Norton is looking at Ed's electrocardiogram, he is shown viewing it upside down.