Bigger Than Life (1956)—Nicholas Ray directs James Mason and Barbara Rush!

In the great Nicholas Ray’s Bigger Than Life (1956}—Modest income teacher/taxi dispatcher James Mason under the influence of too high of a dose of experimental prescription drugs and 1950’s suburban Ray style boredom==shops in a high end store and buys wife Barbara Rush an expensive Technicolor glowing orange dress he cannot afford. Mason’s son whispers to his mother: “Isn’t Daddy acting a little foolish?”



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