Bigger Than Life

Directed by Nicholas Ray

Ray’s scathing satire of American suburbia is one of the best films of its decade and is much sharper than the better-known REBEL. What other 50s film could include the line, ‘God was wrong!’? Mason plays a mild-mannered father driven mad by a miracle drug that will save his life yet rip his family apart. The wide ‘Scope frame emphasises the homely claustrophobia.

95 minutes

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