Sweet Smell of Success

"Excellent"

Sweet Smell of Success Review


Astonishingly good look at a thinly-veiled Walter Winchell, the New York gossip columnist who reigned with terror as one of the most influential writers of his time. Lancaster burns up the screen as J.J. Hunsecker, who enlists Curtis's Sidney Falco to break up his sister's happy relationship with a musician. Cruel and unflinching, this movie is partially responsible for bringing Winchell's career down. Excellent cinematography, acting, dialogue, and scoring -- a must see.


Sweet Smell of Success

Facts and Figures

Run time: 96 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 27th June 1957

Distributed by: United Artists

Production compaines: Hecht-Hill-Lancaster Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Fresh: 45 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 8.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

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Starring: as J.J. Hunsecker, as Sidney Falco, as Susan Hunsecker, as Steve Dallas, as Frank D' Angelo, as Rita, as Sally, Edith Atwater as Mary, as Herbie Temple, as Lt. Harry Kello, Bess Flowers as Patron at '21'

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