Sweet Smell of Success Poster

Release Date: June 27th, 1957

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
New York City newspaper writer J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster) holds considerable sway over public opinion with his Broadway column, but one thing that he can't control is his younger sister, Susan (Susan Harrison), who is in a relationship with aspiring jazz guitarist Steve Dallas (Marty Milner). Hunsecker strongly disproves of the romance and recruits publicist Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis) to find a way to split the couple, no matter how ruthless the method.

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Martin Milner, Barbara Nichols, Susan Harrison, Sam Levene, Jeff Donnell

Director: Alexander Mackendrick

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Norma Productions, Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions

Distributors: United Artists, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

Keywords: Fall, 1950s, New York City, Tense, Quest, Sister

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Nominated Foreign Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1957)