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The Sweet smell of success

Burt Lancaster stars as barbaric Broadway gossip columnist J.J. Hunsecker, and Tony Curtis is Sidney Falco, the unprincipled press agent he ropes into smearing the up-and-coming jazz musician romancing his beloved sister.

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  • "Dein Schicksal in meiner Hand"
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  • "Burt Lancaster stars as barbaric Broadway gossip columnist J.J. Hunsecker, and Tony Curtis is Sidney Falco, the unprincipled press agent he ropes into smearing the up-and-coming jazz musician romancing his beloved sister."@en
  • "Burt Lancaster stars as barbaric Broadway gossip columnist J.J. Hunsecker, and Tony Curtis is Sidney Falco, the unprincipled press agent he ropes into smearing the up-and-coming jazz musician romancing his beloved sister."
  • "Follows a press agent who tries to curry favor with a New York gossip columnist by helping him to destroy the jazzman who's in love with the columnist's sister."
  • "This film noir has been well described as 'a rat trap of a film', a compelling portrayal of corruption in which an unscrupulous small-time press agent intent on clawing his way to the top, comprises himself for the favours of a newspaper columnist. While it does not involve murder, the degree of manipulation and self deception is truly noir. Sidney Falco, the agent, is ultimately a more sympathetic figure, because the cold bloodedness and self-righteous egomania of the columnist, J.J. Hunsecker, sets Falco's faint glimmerings of self-disgust into relief. Susan Hunsecker, the object of her brother's repressed incestuous desire, is the one figure who provides some moral bearings and delivers the retribution that J.J. fears. New York locations, aided by Wong Howe's night photography and Bernstein's limpid jazz score, have never seemed bleaker."@en
  • ""Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis) is a young Broadway hustler whose livelihood depends on placing publicity items for his clients in the New York press. Most important of all gossip journalists is the forbiddingly powerful J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster), a Walter Winchell-styled reporter who has a nationwide readership and Sidney craves coverage for his clients in Hunsecker's columns. Hunsecker has a sister (Susan Harrison) who is in love with jaxx musician Steve Dallas (Martin Milner) and J.J. is eager to break up this romance in order to secure his own perverse repressed relationdhip with her." -- from enclosed film guide."@en
  • "A compelling portrayal of corruption in which 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 covertly employs Sidney Falco, a sleazy and unscrupulous press agent, to break up the affair by any means possible."
  • "Summary: A slimy press agent helps a popular and powerful newspaper columnist break up his sister's marriage."@en
  • "A crooked press agent helps a megalomaniac New York newspaper columnist break up his sister's marriage."@en
  • "Film about a popular and powerful newspaper columnist and a slimy press agent in New York. The columnist is obsessed with dominating the city, his readers and his lovely young sister."@en
  • "About a ruthless journalist and an unscrupulous press agent who'll do anthing to achieve success."@en
  • "A powerful film about a ruthless journalist (Lancaster) and an unscrupulous press agent (Curtis) who'll do anthing to achieve success."
  • ""A powerful film about a ruthless journalist and an unscrupulous press agent who'll do anything to achieve success"--Container."@en
  • ""A powerful film about a ruthless journalist and an unscrupulous press agent who'll do anything to achieve success"--Container."
  • "This film noir has been well described as 'a rat trap of a film', a compelling portrayal of corruption in which an unscrupulous small-time press agent intent on clawing his way to the top debases himself for the favours of a monster of a newspaper columnist. While it does not involve murder the degree of manipulation and self deception is truly noir. Sidney Falco, the agent, is ultimately a more sympathetic figure because the cold bloodedness and self-righteous egomania of the columnist, J.J. Hunsecker, sets Falco's faint glimmerings of self-disgust into relief. Susan Hunsecker, the object of her brother's repressed incestuous desire, is the one figure who provides some moral bearings and delivers the retribution that J.J. fears. New York locations, aided by Wong Howe's night photography and Bernstein's limpid jazz score, have never seemed bleaker."@en
  • "Burt Lancaster stars as barbaric Broadway gossip columnist J. J. Hunsecker, and Tony Curtis is Sidney Falco, the unprincipled press agent he ropes into smearing the up-and-coming jazz musician romancing his beloved sister."@en
  • "Burt Lancaster stars as barbaric Broadway gossip columnist J.J. Hunsecker and Tony Curtis is Sidney Falco, the unprincipled press agent he ropes into smearing the up-and-coming jazz musician romancing his beloved sister."@en
  • "Sidney Falco, imprésario arriviste et sans scrupules, est l'âme damnée de J.J. Hunsecker, le chroniqueur le plus influent et le plus redouté de Broadway. Passionnément attaché à sa soeur Susan, J.J. objecte à ses fiançailles avec le musicien de jazz Steve Dallas. Sidney intervient pour compromettre ce dernier."
  • "This film noir has been well described as 'a rat trap of a film', a compelling portrayal of corruption in which an unscrupulous small-time press agent intent on clawing his way to the top debases himself for the favours of a monster of a newspaper columnist. While it does not involve murder the degree of manipulation and self deception is truly noir. Sidney Falco, the agent, is ultimately a more sympathetic figure because the cold bloodedness and self-righteous egomania of the columnist, J.J. Hunsecker, sets Falco's faint glimmerings of self disgust into relief. Susan Hunsecker, the object of her brother's repressed incestuous desire, is the one figure who provides some moral bearings and delivers the retribution that J.J. fears. New York locations, aided by Wong Howe's night photography and Bernstein's limpid jazz score, have never seemed bleaker."@en

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