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In the swift, cynical SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, directed by Alexander Mackendrick (The Ladykillers), Burt Lancaster (Brute Force, The Leopard) stars as barbaric Broadway gossip columnist J. J. Hunsecker, and Tony Curtis (Some Like It Hot, Spartacus) as Sidney Falco, the unprincipled press agent he ropes into smearing the up-and-coming jazz musician romancing his beloved sister. Featuring deliciously unsavory dialogue in an acid, brilliantly structured script by Clifford Odets (Notorious, Bigger Than Life) and Ernest Lehman (North by Northwest, The Sound of Music) and noirish neon cityscapes from Oscar-winning cinematographer James Wong Howe (The Thin Man, Yankee Doodle Dandy), SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS is a cracklingly cruel dispatch from the kill-or-be-killed wilds of 1950s Manhattan.
Burt Lancaster a stellar performance as an unscrupulous, conniving newspaper columnist with enough power destroy many innocent and not so innocent lives. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Al
One of the top 20 best movies ever made ! Magnificent directed by Scotchman Alexander Mcendrick , the music goes all the way with a splendid jazzscore , Tony Curtis best role ever... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jan-Olof Cyren
Product arrived in a timely manner, but the case was bent and creased on all corners.Published 2 months ago by TakaAwesome
A Great american film. Extraordinary photography, script, acting!!!!!Published 2 months ago by Fernando La Rosa
The plot gets a bit weak, it is too easily outlined, but overall it is a good movie.Published 4 months ago by Elizabeth Castaldo Lunden
The dialog in this film noir is priceless! Great bebop nightclub scenes, and gritty views of late 50s NYC.Published 5 months ago by JIm Ohlschmidt
Rapid dialogue sets the tone for Sweet Smell of Success. Burt Lancaster produces and stars as the almighty newspaper columnist J.J. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Stephen T.