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Alex Cox introduces another classic cult movie. Tonight:
Sweet Smell of Success starring and
J.J. Hunsecker is a vicious, megalomaniac
New York gossip columnist read by millions and sought after by both the famous and the infamous. When he decides to break up his sister's romance with a young jazz musician, his hatchet man is Sidney Falco , a scheming press agent hungry for success and willing to go to any extreme to get items into Hunsecker's column. Ex-Ealing director Alexander Mackendrick brilliantly created this slice of Broadway life.
Produced by JAMES HILL
Directed by ALEXANDER MACKENDRICK Television presentation NICK JONES
9 FILMS: page 39
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Introduces: Alex Cox
Unknown: J.J. Hunsecker
Unknown: Sidney Falco
Director: Alexander MacKendrick
Unknown: Clifford Odets
Produced By: James Hill
Directed By: Alexander MacKendrick
J J Hunsecker: Burt Lancaster
Sidney Falco: Tony Curtis
Susan Hunsecker: Susan Harrison
Steve Dallas: Marty Milner
Frank D'Angelo: Sam Levene
Rita: Barbara Nichols
Sally: Jeff Donnell
Robard: Joseph Leon
Mary: Edith Atwater
Harry Kello: Emile Meyer
Herbie Temple: Joe Frisco
Otis Elwell: David White

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