Bigger Than Life (1956)
Bigger Than Life
Christopher Olsen as Richie Avery
Rusty Lane as Bob LaPorte
Rachel Stephens as Nurse
Kipp Hamilton as Pat Wade
Ed Avery is a schoolteacher and family man who has one month to live due to inflammation of the arteries. He receives a treatment which works on him, but he has to take cortisone tablets often in order for his illness not to return. Problems arise when he becomes addicted to the tablets, giving him wild mood swings.
Actors: James Mason, Walter Matthau, Barbara Rush, Roland Winters