Bigger Than Life (1956)

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



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  • James Mason and Christopher Olsen in Bigger Than Life (1956)
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Marilyn Monroe, who was friends with Nicholas Ray and shooting Bus Stop (1956) at an adjoining stage at 20th Century Fox, visited the set one afternoon. Ray talked her over to shoot a brief cameo as a nurse during a hospital sequence, but in the end, the scene was not shot because of her ... ...


Ed Avery: Childhood is a congenital disease - and the purpose of education is to cure it. We're breeding a race of moral midgets.


37 minutes into the movie, Ed is at the bathroom sink and has just replaced the pill bottle in the medicine cabinet. As he closes the cabinet door, the director and the camera are reflected in the mirror.

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