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Sweet Smell of Success

"This is the story of J.J. - But not the way he wants it told"

Sweet Smell of Success is a Film Noir from American director Alexander Mackendrick. This drama tells the defamation of a media mogul against a jazz musician who wants to marry his sister.

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Released: Jun 27th, 1957
Budget: N/A
Revenue: N/A

Sweet Smell of Success Main Cast

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Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
plays J.J. Hunsecker
Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis
plays Sidney Falco
Susan Harrison
Susan Harrison
plays Susan Hunsecker
Martin Milner
Martin Milner
plays Steve Dallas
Jeff Donnell
Jeff Donnell
plays Sally
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • At the Turner Classic Movies 2010 Classic Film Festival, screenwriter and actor Buck Henry revealed that he was an extra in the scene when Tony Curtis gets his hand caught in the door. Unfortunately, said Henry, he ended up on the cutting room floor.
  • In 2000, on their self-titled album, rock band Kitty Kat Stew released a song called "Cookie Full Of Arsenic". The song's lyrics relate to the movie and incorporates a snippet of its actual dialogue, featuring the famous line.
  • The character of J.J. Hunsecker is based on famed New York columnist Walter Winchell.
  • Orson Welles was initially suggested for the role of J.J. Hunsecker.
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