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Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

US 96m, B&W
Director: Alexander Mackendrick; Cast: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner

sweet-smell-of-successJ. J. Hunsecker is a powerful New York columnist who buys his friends and makes enemies of everyone else. As an over-protective older brother, Hunsecker employs an aspiring press agent Sidney Falco to sabotage his younger sister’s relationship with a jazz musician. A smart and stylishly filmed drama, the Sweet Smell of Success delivers first-rate performances from both Lancaster and Curtis who shine in this expertly scripted and tightly directed story (Klaus Ming March 2015).


5 comments on “Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

  1. Joachim Boaz

    I LOVED this one! 🙂

    • Klaus

      Great movie, and another one that i’s previously not heard of. Curtis and Lancaster were terrific.

  2. Hoosier X

    Yeah, this is a good one that I saw for the first time just a few months ago.

    One of the tiny pleasures of this movie is seeing Jeff Donnell as Tony Curtis’s secretary. I love her to pieces!

    • Klaus

      She looked very familiar, and now that i’ve seen her television credits I know why 🙂

      • Hoosier X

        She’s in In a Lonely Place with Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame.

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