Sweet Smell of Success

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!

Genre: Drama
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 disproves of the romance and recruits publicist Sidney Falco to find a way to split the couple, no matter how ruthless the method.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1957-06-27
Run time: 97 minute / 1:37
Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Writers: Clifford Odets, Ernest Lehman.
Production Company : Hecht-Hill-Lancaster Productions
Production Country: United States of America


Burt Lancaster
as J.J. Hunsecker
Tony Curtis
as Sidney Falco
Susan Harrison
as Susan Hunsecker
Martin Milner
as Steve Dallas
Sam Levene
as Frank D' Angelo
Barbara Nichols
as Rita
David White
as Otis Elwell
Jeff Donnell
as Sally
Edith Atwater
as Mary
Joe Frisco
as Herbie Temple
Emile Meyer
as Lt. Harry Kello
Bess Flowers
as Patron at '21'
Colin Kenny
as Patron at 21 (uncredited)
Lawrence Dobkin
as Leo Bartha
John Fiedler
as Counterman at Hotdog Stand
Bert Stevens
as Patron at 21
Arthur Tovey
as Elysian Club Patron
William H. O'Brien
as Waiter at 21
Alexander Mackendrick Director

Ernest Lehman Author
Clifford Odets Screenplay
Ernest Lehman Screenplay

James Hill Producer
Harold Hecht Executive Producer
Burt Lancaster Executive Producer

Elmer Bernstein Original Music Composer

James Wong Howe Director of Photography

Alan Crosland, Jr. Editor

Edward Carrere Art Direction
Edward G. Boyle Set Decoration

Costume & Make-Up
Mary Grant Costume Design
Robert J. Schiffer Makeup Artist

Jack Solomon Sound Designer

Tony Curtis Executive Producer

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