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Tue
02
Feb
2016
 

Powerful and unscrupulous New York newspaper columnist J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster) enlists sleazy press agent Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis) to do whatever it takes to break up his sister's affair with a jazz musician. The first American film of Scottish director Alexander Mackendrick, Sweet Smell of Success is a story of power and corruption, with superb performances from Lancaster and Curtis. Based on real life New York City columnist Walter Winchell, Clifford Odets' sharp edged screenplay exposes the underbelly of tabloid publicity in a film which is still as powerful and relevant as ever.

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