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TitleBigger than Life (1956)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityGeneral Arthritis
CountryUSA
Length95
GenreTrue story
Rating3
DirectorNicholas
CastJames Mason Barbara Rush Walter Matthau
NotesA rather odd film though it derives from an actual case. A schoolteacher has had chronic pain and blackouts. In hospital he is diagnosed as having a serious inflammation of the arteries which could kill him in a very short time. He is offered a treatment which might save him but it is in its experimental stage. This involves taking cortisone tablets for the rest of his life. He does recover but starts to take more of the drugs than he should and the side effect creates violent changes of mood that threaten to destroy his family life.

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