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Bigger Than Life (1956)

Not Rated
95 min | Drama

A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity.
Writers
Cyril Hume (story and screenplay) | Richard Maibaum (story and screenplay) | Burton Roueche (article in The New Yorker) (as Berton Roueché)
Producer
Cinematographer
Joseph MacDonald (as Joe MacDonald)
Editor
Louis R. Loeffler (as Louis Loeffler)
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$ 1,000,000
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Release date
Aug 2, 1956 (United States)

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51 cast members
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James Mason
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Barbara Rush
Lou Avery Lou Avery   See fewer
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Walter Matthau
Wally Gibbs Wally Gibbs   See fewer
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Robert F. Simon
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Christopher Olsen
Richie Avery Richie Avery   See fewer
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Roland Winters
Dr. Ruric Dr. Ruric   See fewer
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Rusty Lane
Bob LaPorte Bob LaPorte   See fewer
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Kipp Hamilton
Pat Wade Pat Wade   See fewer
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Dee Aaker
Joe (uncredited) Joe (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Bedell
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Gail Bonney
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Harold Bostwick
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Lovyss Bradley
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Mary Carroll
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Virginia Carroll
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Mary Carver
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Betty Caulfield
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Lonny Chapman
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Lewis Charles
Dr. MacLennan (uncredited) Dr. MacLennan (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Chester
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Ruth Clifford
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Richard Collier
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Fred Dale
Male Nurse (uncredited) Male Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nan Dolan
Dr. Norton's Nurse (uncredited) Dr. Norton's Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nestor Eristoff
Parent (uncredited) Parent (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Ford
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Wilbur Mack
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Eve March
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Thomas Martin
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Portland Mason
Nancy (uncredited) Nancy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Natalie Masters
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Jerry Mathers
Freddie (uncredited) Freddie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary McAdoo
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Renny McEvoy
Mr. Jones (uncredited) Mr. Jones (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Mell
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Joe Merritt
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Eugenia Paul
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Gladys Richards
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Mary Margaret Robinson
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7.6 / 10 | 5,818 votes