New York City newspaper writer J.J. Hunsecker holds considerable sway over public opinion with his Broadway column, but one thing that he can't control is his younger sister, Susan, who is in a relationship with aspiring jazz guitarist Steve Dallas. Hunsecker strongly disproves of the romance and recruits publicist Sidney Falco to find a way to split the couple, no matter how ruthless the method.

  1. Ernest Lehman

    Author, Screenplay

  2. Alexander Mackendrick


  3. Clifford Odets


Top Billed Cast

  1. Burt Lancaster

    Burt Lancaster

    J.J. Hunsecker

  2. Tony Curtis

    Tony Curtis

    Sidney Falco

  3. Susan Harrison

    Susan Harrison

    Susan Hunsecker

  4. Martin Milner

    Martin Milner

    Steve Dallas

  5. Sam Levene

    Sam Levene

    Frank D' Angelo

Full Cast & Crew

Sweet Smell of Success
Sweet Smell of Success


Status Released

Release Information

  • June 27, 1957


  • July 4, 1957


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 37m

Budget -

Revenue -



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