Bigger Than Life

Bigger Than Life (1956)

The story of the handful of hope that became a fistful of hell!

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1956-08-02
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 70 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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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

    as Ed Avery
  • Barbara Rush

    as Lou Avery
  • Walter Matthau

    as Wally Gibbs
  • Robert F. Simon

    as Dr. Norton
  • Christopher Olsen

    as Richie Avery
  • Roland Winters

    as Dr. Ruric
  • Rusty Lane

    as Bob LaPorte
  • Rachel Stephens

    as une infirmière
  • Kipp Hamilton

    as Pat Wade
  • Virginia Carroll

    as Mrs. Jones
  • Betty Caulfield

    as Mrs. LaPorte
  • Richard Collier

    as Andy the Milkman
Editing Louis R. Loeffler Editor
Production James Mason Producer
Directing Nicholas Ray Director
Writing Richard Maibaum Screenplay
Writing Richard Maibaum Story
Sound Lionel Newman Conductor
Writing Cyril Hume Screenplay
Writing Cyril Hume Story
Sound David Raksin Music
Costume & Make-Up Charles Le Maire Wardrobe Designer
Costume & Make-Up Mary Wills Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Ben Nye Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Helen Turpin Hairstylist
Camera Joseph MacDonald Director of Photography
Visual Effects Ray Kellogg Visual Effects
Sound Edward B. Powell Orchestrator
Writing Burton Roueche Author
Editing Leonard Doss Color Assistant