Sweet Smell of Success

by Alexander Mackendrick 1h36min United States 1957
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Film details

Sweet Smell of Success
by Alexander Mackendrick

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician.

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  • Burt Lancaster : J.J. Hunsecker
  • Tony Curtis : Sidney Falco
  • Susan Harrison : Susan Hunsecker
  • And with: Martin Milner, Sam Levene, Barbara Nichols, Jeff Donnell, Joseph Leon, Edith Atwater, Emile Meyer, Joe Frisco


  • Director Alexander Mackendrick
  • Scenario Clifford Odets, Ernest Lehman
  • Original work author Ernest Lehman
  • Photo director James Wong Howe
  • Set Design Edward G. Boyle
  • Costume Design Mary Grant
  • Sound Jack Solomon
  • Editing Alan Crosland Jr.
  • Original music Elmer Bernstein
  • Producer James Hill, Harold Hecht
  • Excutive producer Tony Curtis, Burt Lancaster
  • Production Compagny Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions, Norma-Curtleigh Productions

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1957
  • Release date for France12/27/1957
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageEnglish
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