Sweet Smell of Success

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Sweet Smell of Success

new york city sibling relationship newspaper jazz singer or musician media tycoon noir gossip columnist

Sweet Smell of Success

Release Date: July 04, 1957

Year    :   1957
Slogan    :   «The almighty J.J... the columnist with sixty million believers... his wrath is feared by the great and near great who worship the sweet smell of success!»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Hecht-Hill-Lancaster Productions
Director    :   Alexander Mackendrick
Producers    :   Tony Curtis, Burt Lancaster, Harold Hecht, James Hill
Writers    :   Ernest Lehman, Ernest Lehman, Clifford Odets
RunTime    :   97 mins.

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 disapproves 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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