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Directed by Alexander Mackendrick

1957

USA

B/W

96 minutes

35mm

Showtimes

BURT LANCASTER CENTENNIAL

Sweet Smell of Success

New 35mm print!

Introduced by Regina Scruggs, member of Houston Film Critics Society and Broadcast Film Critics Association

"A damning portrait of human nature gone sour, Sweet Smell of Success is dominated by Burt Lancaster as black-hearted Broadway columnist J. J. Hunsecker, parsing out small gossip items to sycophantic press agent Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis), who in turn uses such information to his unscrupulous advantage. Obsessed to extremes with controlling his own sister's romantic life, Lancaster’s Hunsecker is a towering, teetering monster of Shakespearean proportions."
—UCLA Television Film & Archive