Tuesday 16 October 8pm
“The film is a masterpiece, intelligent Hollywood cinema at its best”. – Philip French, The Observer
JJ Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster), the most powerful newspaper columnist in New York, is determined to prevent his sister from marrying Steve Dallas, a jazz musician. He therefore covertly employs Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis), a sleazy and unscrupulous press agent, to break up the affair by any means possible.
Despite not being a hit on its initial release, Sweet Smell of Success has grown in stature over years to gain classic status, particularly for its brilliant dialogue.
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Why Did We Pick It?
Like Cody Jarrett in White Heat, Burt Lancaster's character JJ Hunsecker, is also driven by a wildly psychotic ego.
A Movie Marked Danger - brilliant Vanity Fair article about the making of Sweet Smell of Success