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The Sweet Smell of Success
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The Sweet Smell of Success 1957

From Amazon: A classic of the late 1950s, this film looks at the string-pulling behind-the-scenes action between desperate press agent Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis) and the ultimate power broker in that long-ago show-biz Manhattan: gossip columnist J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster). Written by Ernest Lehman and Clifford Odets (who based the Hunsecker character on the similarly brutal and power-mad Walter Winchell), the film follows Falco's attempts to promote a client through Hunsecker's column--until he is forced to make a deal with the devil and help Hunsecker ruin a jazz musician who has the nerve to date Hunsecker's sister. Director Alexander MacKendrick...

Directed By:
No image existsAlexander Mackendrick
Written By:
No image existsErnest Lehman
No image existsClifford Odets
No image existsBurt Lancaster
Tony CurtisTony Curtis
Martin MilnerMartin Milner
No image existsBarbara Nichols
No image existsSam Levene
No image existsSusan Harrison

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The Sweet Smell of Success Movie Review by Jarrod (12/30/2008)

'Sweet Smell of Success' is a splendid drama that features one of Burt Lancaster's best performances, strangely not nominated for an Oscar, though he would win three years later for Elmer Gantry, which was, for a long time, my favorite of his roles, but that was until I revisited this film. This is an absolutely merciless...

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