Sweet Smell of Success (1957)


Sweet Smell of Success Poster
Original Title: Sweet Smell of Success
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime: 96 Minutes    (1 Hours : 36 Minutes)
Release Date: 04 Jul 1957 (USA)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
English
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Alexander Mackendrick
Writer: 
Clifford Odets, Ernest Lehman, Ernest Lehman
Stars: 
Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison  »




Description

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.




Plot

J.J. Hunsecker, 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, a sleazy and unscrupulous press agent, to break up the affair by any means possible. Written by David Levene




Tagline

They know him - and they shiver - the big names of Broadway, Hollywood and Capitol Hill. They know J.J.- the world-famed columnist whose gossip is gospel to sixty million readers! They know the venom that flickers in those eyes behind the glasses - and they fawn - like Sid Falco, the kid who wanted "in" so much, he'd sell out his own girl to stand up there with J.J., sucking in the sweet smell of success! This is J.J.'s story - but not the way he would have liked it told!





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    Le grand chantage (France)
    Dein Schicksal in meiner Hand (Germany)
    Chantaje en Broadway (Spain)
    El dulce sabor del éxito (Spain)
    A Embriaguez do Sucesso (Brazil)

  • Company

    Norma Productions

  • Country

    United States

  • Certification

    Australia:PG
    Brazil:18
    Canada:PG (video rating)
    Finland:K-16
    Italy:VM16
    Japan:PG-12 (video rating)
    Netherlands:16
    Netherlands:16
    Norway:16
    Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB)
    Singapore:PG (video rating)
    South Africa:PG (video rating)
    Sweden:15
    United Kingdom:A
    United Kingdom:PG (video)
    United States:Approved
    United States:TV-PG (TV rating)
    West Germany:16 (f)

  • Location

    Times Square
    Manhattan
    New York City
    New York
    USA





  • Details (Financial)

  • Budget

    $3,400,000





  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    1.66 : 1 (original ratio)

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Mono (Westrex Recording System)





  • Details (Other)

  • Awards

    Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations.