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Sweet Smell of Success (27-Jun-1957)

Director: Alexander Mackendrick

Writers: Clifford Odets; Ernest Lehman

From novella: Sweet Smell of Success by Ernest Lehman

Music Scored and Conducted by: Elmer Bernstein

Producer: James Hill

Keywords: Drama, Film Noir, Jazz, New York

Gossip columnist J. J. Hunsecker, clearly modeled after Walter Winchell, can change the fortune of any celebrity at whim. Sidney Falco, press agent who desperately needs the columnist's support for his clients, is roped into sabotaging the romance between Hunsecker's sister Susie and jazz musician Steve Dallas, unworthy in Huckecker's eyes. Entered 1993 into the National Film Registry.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tony Curtis
3-Jun-1925 29-Sep-2010 Some Like It Hot
Burt Lancaster
2-Nov-1913 20-Oct-1994 Elmer Gantry
Martin Milner
28-Dec-1931   LAPD officer Pete Malloy on Adam-12
Barbara Nichols
30-Dec-1929 5-Oct-1976 Sweet Smell of Success


Burt Lancaster   ...   J. J. Hunsecker
Tony Curtis   ...   Sidney Falco
Susan Harrison   ...   Susan Hunsecker
Martin Milner   ...   Steve Dallas
Jeff Donnell   ...   Sally
Sam Levene   ...   Frank D' Angelo
Joe Frisco   ...   Herbie Temple
Barbara Nichols   ...   Rita
Emile Meyer   ...   Harry Kello
Edith Atwater   ...   Mary
The Chico Hamilton Quintet   ...   Themselves


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