Sweet Smell of Success

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Director

Alexander Mackendrick

Cast

Burt Lancaster as J.J. Hunsecker

Tony Curtis as Sidney Falco

Martin Milner as Steve Dallas

Barbara Nichols as Rita

Susan Harrison as Susan Hunsecker

Sam Levene as Frank D’ Angelo

Jeff Donnell as Sally

Writers

Clifford Odets (screenplay)

Ernest Lehman (screenplay)


Summary

New York City newspaper writer J.J. Hunsecker holds considerable sway over public opinion with his Broadway column, but one thing that he can't control is his younger sister, Susan, who is in a relationship with aspiring jazz guitarist Steve Dallas. Hunsecker strongly disproves of the romance and recruits publicist Sidney Falco to find a way to split the couple, no matter how ruthless the method.

Genre

Drama

Released

June 27, 1957

Runtime

1hr 36min

MPAA

Not Rated

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