Bigger Than Life Movie

Bigger Than Life (1956)

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

Schoolteacher and family man Ed Avery, who’s been suffering bouts of severe pain and even blackouts, is hospitalized with what’s diagnosed as a rare inflammation of the arteries. Told by doctors that he probably has only months to live, Ed agrees to an experimental treatment: doses of the hormone cortisone. Ed makes a remarkable recovery, and returns home to his wife, Lou, and their son, Richie. He must keep taking cortisone tablets regularly to prevent a recurrence of his illness. But the “miracle” cure turns into its own nightmare as Ed starts to abuse the tablets, causing him to experience increasingly wild mood swings.

Duration: 95 min

Quality: 720p HD

Release:

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

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