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Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

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96 min | Drama, Film-Noir

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician.
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Writers
Clifford Odets (screenplay) | Ernest Lehman (screenplay) (novella)
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Cinematographer
James Wong Howe (photographed by)
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Budget
$2,600,000
Gross (World)
$7,336
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Release date
Jul 4, 1957 (United States)

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62 cast members
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Burt Lancaster
J.J. Hunsecker J.J. Hunsecker   See fewer
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Tony Curtis
Sidney Falco Sidney Falco   See fewer
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Susan Harrison
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Martin Milner
Steve Dallas (as Marty Milner) Steve Dallas (as Marty Milner)   See fewer
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Sam Levene
Frank D' Angelo Frank D' Angelo   See fewer
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Joe Frisco
Herbie Temple Herbie Temple   See fewer
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Emile Meyer
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The Chico Hamilton Quintet
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Jay Adler
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Nicky Blair
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Nick Borgani
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Ralph Brooks
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Steve Carruthers
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Robert Carson
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Lewis Charles
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Dick Cherney
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Buddy Clark
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Paul Cristo
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Joe Di Reda
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William Forrest
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8.1 / 10 | 24,347 votes