Tag: Alexander Mackendrick

Episode 40: Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Smell of SuccessIn this week’s episode, we have MANY THINGS TO SAY about Sweet Smell of Success!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because it has one of the sharpest, most cynical scripts in all cinema history. This film can currently be seen streaming on FilmStruck, iTunes, and DirecTV.

Please join us again on January 21st, when we take on The Manchurian Candidate!

Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Sweet Smell of Success poster Rating: 8.0/10 (35,611 votes)
Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Writer: Clifford Odets, Ernest Lehman, Alexander Mackendrick
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison
Runtime: 96 min
Rated: Approved
Genre: Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 04 Jul 1957
Plot: 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.