A columnist (Burt Lancaster) and a press agent (Tony Curtis) tear into the maelstrom of midtown Manhattan's night creatures in a sinister game that involves money, power and ultimately survival.
A ruthless New York columnist uses a pandering press agent in his scheme to end his sister's romance with a jazz musician. First-rate cast and script!
One of Tony Curtis' best scenes ever, as press agent 'Sidney Falco' with assistant Sally (Jeff Donnell), facing hard times early in Sweet Smell Of Success, 1957, from Ernest Lehman's novelette and screenplay.
Powerful newspaper columnist J. J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster) tries to impose his will over his lackey Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis) while interviewing some 'new talent' in Sweet Smell of Success (1957).
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