Sweet Smell of Success (PG)

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Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis stars as the ruthless publicist Sidney Falco, who'll do anything to find himself in the good graces of newspaper writer J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster). 

New York City newspaper writer J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster) holds considerable sway over public opinion with his Broadway column, but one thing that he can't control is his younger sister, Susan (Susan Harrison), who is in a relationship with aspiring jazz guitarist Steve Dallas (Marty Milner). Hunsecker strongly disproves of the romance and recruits publicist Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis) to find a way to split the couple, no matter how ruthless the method.

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US 1957 Dir Alexander Mackendrick 96 min

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