Sweet Smell of Success

Monday, November 17
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1hr 36mins // directed by:Alexander Mackendrick // featuring:Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis // DCP

Featuring a post-screening conversation with special guests (including director Melia Bensussen) from the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of Clifford Odets’ Awake and Sing!

In the swift, cynical Sweet Smell of Success, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, Burt Lancaster stars as the vicious Broadway gossip columnist J. J. Hunsecker, and Tony Curtis as Sidney Falco, the unprincipled press agent Hunsecker ropes into smearing the up-and-coming jazz musician romancing his beloved sister. Featuring deliciously unsavory dialogue, in an acid, brilliantly structured script by Clifford Odets and Ernest Lehman, and noirish neon cityscapes from Oscar-winning cinematographer James Wong H