Sweet Smell of Success quotes

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Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Writer: Clifford Odets, Ernest Lehman, Alexander Mackendrick
Production: N/A
Year: 1957
MetaScore: 100/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 04 Jul 1957
Awards: 3 wins & 4 nominations total


59 Clips & Quotes

You're dead - Sweet Smell of Success 00:13 You're dead I'd hate to take a bite outta you - Sweet Smell of Success 00:20 I'd hate to take a bite outta you Maybe I left my sense of humor in my other suit - Sweet Smell of Success 00:17 Maybe I left my sense of humor in my other suit That's the - Sweet Smell of Success 01:54 That's the You've got more twists than a barrel of pretzels - Sweet Smell of Success 00:17 You've got more twists than a barrel of pretzels I wanna chastise you - Sweet Smell of Success 00:11 I wanna chastise you I love this dirty town - Sweet Smell of Success 00:12 I love this dirty town You make a living - Sweet Smell of Success 01:29 You make a living I don't relish shooting a mosquito with an elephant gun - Sweet Smell of Success 00:25 I don't relish shooting a mosquito with an elephant gun Manny Davis - Sweet Smell of Success 00:18 Manny Davis Every dog will have his day - Sweet Smell of Success 00:13 Every dog will have his day For instance - Sweet Smell of Success 00:16 For instance Watch me run a 50 yard dash with my legs cut off - Sweet Smell of Success 00:17 Watch me run a 50 yard dash with my legs cut off You rode in here on the Senator's shirt tails - Sweet Smell of Success 02:46 You rode in here on the Senator's shirt tails I often wish I were deaf and wore a hearing aid - Sweet Smell of Success 00:33 I often wish I were deaf and wore a hearing aid Don't do anything I wouldn't do - Sweet Smell of Success 00:20 Don't do anything I wouldn't do This syrup you're giving out with - Sweet Smell of Success 00:18 This syrup you're giving out with Do you believe in capital punishment - Sweet Smell of Success 00:22 Do you believe in capital punishment If I'm gonna go out on a limb for you - Sweet Smell of Success 00:32 If I'm gonna go out on a limb for you You're an amusing boy - Sweet Smell of Success 00:24 You're an amusing boy I can't think of a good reason why I should print anything you give me - Sweet Smell of Success 00:51 I can't think of a good reason why I should print anything... She sings a little - Sweet Smell of Success 01:17 She sings a little What's this boy got that Susie likes - Sweet Smell of Success 00:57 What's this boy got that Susie likes The next time you want information - Sweet Smell of Success 00:25 The next time you want information He thinks J - Sweet Smell of Success 01:08 He thinks J It's a dirty job - Sweet Smell of Success 00:16 It's a dirty job My big toe would make a better President - Sweet Smell of Success 00:15 My big toe would make a better President A bowl of fruit - Sweet Smell of Success 00:17 A bowl of fruit That's fish four days old - Sweet Smell of Success 00:15 That's fish four days old Two years ago - Sweet Smell of Success 00:17 Two years ago What you do now - Sweet Smell of Success 00:19 What you do now By the way - Sweet Smell of Success 02:57 By the way Don't remove the gangplank - Sweet Smell of Success 00:20 Don't remove the gangplank Here's mud in your column - Sweet Smell of Success 00:12 Here's mud in your column It looks like we have to call this game on account of darkness - Sweet Smell of Success 00:20 It looks like we have to call this game on account of... He's got the scruples of a guinea pig and the morals of a gangster - Sweet Smell of Success 00:26 He's got the scruples of a guinea pig and the morals of a... If it's true - Sweet Smell of Success 00:30 If it's true When he dies - Sweet Smell of Success 00:22 When he dies Start thinking with your head instead of your hips - Sweet Smell of Success 00:55 Start thinking with your head instead of your hips Don't you get messages - Sweet Smell of Success 00:20 Don't you get messages Here's your head - Sweet Smell of Success 00:14 Here's your head Where do you want to get - Sweet Smell of Success 00:21 Where do you want to get You're walking around blind - Sweet Smell of Success 00:16 You're walking around blind Now don't kid a kidder - Sweet Smell of Success 00:17 Now don't kid a kidder Who could love a man who makes you jump into hoops like a trained poodle - Sweet Smell of Success 00:25 Who could love a man who makes you jump into hoops like a... Your mouth is as big as a basket and twice as empty - Sweet Smell of Success 00:22 Your mouth is as big as a basket and twice as empty If you're funny - Sweet Smell of Success 00:14 If you're funny But I don't - Sweet Smell of Success 00:31 But I don't Stop tinkering pal - Sweet Smell of Success 00:21 Stop tinkering pal The columnists can't do without us - Sweet Smell of Success 01:26 The columnists can't do without us A press agent eats a columnist's dirt and is expected to call it manna - Sweet Smell of Success 00:25 A press agent eats a columnist's dirt and is expected to... Push me through a window somewhere - Sweet Smell of Success 00:26 Push me through a window somewhere How do you spell Picasso - Sweet Smell of Success 00:30 How do you spell Picasso You sound happy - Sweet Smell of Success 00:29 You sound happy I like Harry - Sweet Smell of Success 00:17 I like Harry Have you seen this - Sweet Smell of Success 01:06 Have you seen this What's your hurry - Sweet Smell of Success 00:18 What's your hurry I'd rather be dead than living with you - Sweet Smell of Success 00:30 I'd rather be dead than living with you But I can't deny he sweats a little - Sweet Smell of Success 00:14 But I can't deny he sweats a little

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