Sweet Smell of Success
Walter Winchell-style columnist J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster) uses his power to steamroll both friends and enemies. Fawning press agent Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis), desperate to promote his client in Hunsecker's column, pesters Hunsecker until he's finally drawn into the columnist's devious plan to ruin a jazz guitarist who's angered Hunsecker by daring to date his sister. No one is left unscathed in this sinister tale of greed and corruption.
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- Alexander Mackendrick
- TIME® Magazine List
- All-TIME 100 Movies
- 1958 BAFTA®
- Best Actor nominee: Tony Curtis
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it