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Sweet Smell of Success


Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner View All


Alexander Mackendrick (Director), Clifford Odets (Screenplay), Ernest Lehman (Screenplay) View All

Release: Jul. 4th, 1957
Runtime: 1 hour, 37 minutes
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.
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Director: Alexander Mackendrick Writers: Clifford Odets, Ernest Lehman Cast: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison Genre: Drama, Film Noi.
When Hunsecker asks Falco to do him a favor and to break up the relationship between his sister, Susan Hunsecker, and a jazz guitar player, Steve Dallas, and Falco seems to fail, J.
The film stars Burt Lancaster as JJ Hunsecker, a respected New York columnist who wants to end the budding romance between his sister (Susan Harrison) and a musician (Martin Milner) and enlists the aid of a smarmy press agent named Sid Falco (Tony Curtis) to do it, in exchange for getting Falco's clients mention in Hunsecker's column.
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