Sweet Smell of Success

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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.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Writer: Clifford Odets (screenplay), Ernest Lehman (screenplay), Ernest Lehman (novel)
Production: United Artists
Year: 1957
MetaScore: 100/100
ImdbRating: 8.1
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 04 Jul 1957
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations.


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I'd hate to take a bite outta you
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Maybe I left my sense of humor in my other suit
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You've got more twists than a barrel of pretzels
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I love this dirty town
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I don't relish shooting a mosquito with an elephant gun
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Manny Davis
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Every dog will have his day
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Watch me run a 50 yard dash with my legs cut off
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You rode in here on the Senator's shirt tails
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I often wish I were deaf and wore a hearing aid
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Don't do anything I wouldn't do
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This syrup you're giving out with
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Do you believe in capital punishment
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If I'm gonna go out on a limb for you
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You're an amusing boy
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She sings a little
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What's this boy got that Susie likes
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The next time you want information
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My big toe would make a better President
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A bowl of fruit
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That's fish four days old
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Two years ago
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What you do now
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By the way
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Don't remove the gangplank
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Here's mud in your column
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It looks like we have to call this game on account of...
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If it's true
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When he dies
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Start thinking with your head instead of your hips
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Don't you get messages
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Here's your head
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Where do you want to get
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You're walking around blind
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Now don't kid a kidder
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Your mouth is as big as a basket and twice as empty
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If you're funny
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But I don't
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Stop tinkering pal
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The columnists can't do without us
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A press agent eats a columnist's dirt and is expected to...
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Push me through a window somewhere
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How do you spell Picasso
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You sound happy
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I like Harry
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Have you seen this

Movie Quotes

Movie Cast

J.J. Hunsecker - Burt Lancaster
Sidney Falco - Tony Curtis
Susan Hunsecker - Susan Harrison
Steve Dallas - Martin Milner
Sally - Jeff Donnell
Frank D' Angelo - Sam Levene
Herbie Temple - Joe Frisco
Lt. Harry Kello - Emile Meyer
The Chico Hamilton Quintet - The Chico Hamilton Quintet
Manny Davis - Jay Adler
Patron at Toots Shor's - Nicky Blair
Waiter - Nick Borgani
Patron at 21 - Ralph Brooks
Patron at 21 - Steve Carruthers
Lou - Headwaiter at Toots Shor's - Robert Carson
Al Evans - Lewis Charles
Patron at Toots Shor's - Dick Cherney
Buddy Clark - Bassist in Chico Hamilton Quintet - Buddy Clark
Patron at Toots Shor's - Paul Cristo
Patron at Toots Shor's - Joe Di Reda
Leo Bartha - Lawrence Dobkin
Counterman at Hot Dog Stand - John Fiedler
Patron at 21 - Bess Flowers
Sen. Harvey Walker - William Forrest
Waiter at Toots Shor's - Joseph Forte
Waiter at 21 - Raoul Freeman
Trailer Narrator (voice) - Paul Frees
Patron at 21 Club - Joe Gray
Chico Hamilton - Chico Hamilton Quintet drummer & leader - Chico Hamilton
Man Outside Theatre - James Hill
Paul Horn - Chico Hamilton Quintet woodwind player - Paul Horn
Man at Hot Dog Stand - Charles Jordan
Fred Katz - Chico Hamilton Quintet cellist - Fred Katz
Patron at 21 - Colin Kenny
Waiter at 21 - Joseph La Cava
Patron at Toots Shor's - Mike Lally
Joe Robard - Joseph Leon
Waiter at 21 - Thomas Martin
Patron at 21 - Hans Moebus
Waiter at 21 - King Mojave
Waiter - Sol Murgi
Patron at Toots Shor's - Forbes Murray
Waiter at 21 - George Nardelli
Waiter at 21 - William H. O'Brien
Man Outside Theatre - Clifford Odets
Stage Hand - Charles Perry
Patron at Toots Shor's - Bill Raisch
Waiter at 21 - Waclaw Rekwart
Minor Role - Jane Ross
Linda James - Autumn Russell
Bartender at Toots Shor's - Charles Sherlock
Carson Smith - Carson Smith
Mildred Tam - Queenie Smith
Patron at 21 - Bert Stevens
Elysian Club Patron - Arthur Tovey
Loretta Bartha - Lurene Tuttle
Coffee Shop Counter Man - Harry Tyler
Radio Program Director - Philip Van Zandt
Otis Elwell - David White
Patron at Toots Shor's - H.M. Wynant