Thursday, October 10, 2013

OLDIE GOLDIES: Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

This week's Oldie Goldies pick is 1957's "Sweet Smell of Success". This film tells the story of a Broadway columnist and his efforts to break up his sister's romance with a musician, with the help of a press agent. On the surface, the plot seems trivial (by film-noir standards), but its sly undercurrents reveal a brilliant screenplay at work. It's also stylishly directed with rock solid acting from the entire cast.

Classic Quote
"Match me, Sidney."

Classic Scene
"The Theatre Scene"

Classic Character
J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster)

Classic Music

Did you know?
Orson Welles was originally considered for the role of J. J. Hunsecker.

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