over 3 years
more fine lines than a Colombian picnic.
almost 7 years
Rapid, sharp-edged 'tale of the city'.
Style on style. Good stuff.
One of the best scripts ever written! It's one of my favorite films.
over 7 years
Hard boiled noir with a super sharp script. An absolute must see
over 7 years
Sleazy jazz, sleazy characters. It has good morals, & is well up to date in today's world.
Sweet Smell of Success is a 1957 American film noir made by Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions and released by United Artists. It was directed by Alexander Mackendrick and stars Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison and Martin Milner. The screenplay was written by Clifford Odets, Ernest Lehman and Mackendrick from the novelette by Lehman. Mary Grant designed the film's costumes.
The film tells the story of a powerful newspaper columnist (clearly based on Walter Winchell) who uses his connections to ruin his sister's relationship with a man he deems inappropriate.
Despite a poorly received preview screening, Sweet Smell of Success has greatly improved in stature over the years. In 1993, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
Sweet Smell of Success: The Musical was created by Marvin Hamlisch, Craig Carnelia and John Guare in 2002. The next year,...