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Sweet smell of success

Author: Alexander MackendrickClifford OdetsJames HillBurt LancasterTony CurtisAll authors
Publisher: [Irvnington, NY] : Criterion Collection, ©2010
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 555.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Special editionView all editions and formats
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Burt Lancaster stars as barbaric Broadway gossip columnist J.J. Hunsecker, and Tony Curtis is Sidney Falco, the unprincipled press agent he ropes into smearing the up-and-coming jazz musician romancing his beloved sister.
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Genre/Form: Fiction films
Film noir
Film adaptations
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Ernest Lehman; Ernest Lehman
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Mackendrick; Clifford Odets; James Hill; Burt Lancaster; Tony Curtis; Susan Harrison; Martin Milner; Sam Levene; Barbara Nichols; Jeff Donnell; Joe Frisco; Emile Meyer; Edith Atwater; Elmer Bernstein; Ernest Lehman; Chico Hamilton Quintet.; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.; Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions.; Norma Productions.; Curtleigh Productions.; United Artists Corporation.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604653878 1604653876
OCLC Number: 709879859
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Based on the novellette by Ernest Lehman.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1957.
Credits: Photographed by James Wong Howe ; music by Elmer Bernstein.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Martin Milner, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Sam Levene, Barbara Nichols, Jeff Donnell, Joe Frisco, Emile Meyer, Edith Atwater, the Chico Hamilton Quintet.
Awards: Named to the National Film Registry in 1993 by the Library of Congress.
Target Audience: Rating: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (96 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.+ 1 booklet (56 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD; NTCS, region 1 ; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Contents: Disc 1. The film --
Disc 2. The supplements. Special features: Disc 1: Optional audio feature commentary by James Naremore --
original theatrical trailer (3 min.); Disc 2: Scottish Television 1986 documentary "Mackendrick : the man who walked away" (45 min.) --
1973 documentary "James Wong Howe : cinematographer" (22 min.) --
new video interview (2010) with Neal Gabler about columnist Walter Winchell, insipiration for the character of Hunsecker (29 min.) --
James Mangold 2010 interview on Alexander Mackendrick (25 min.) --
booklet: essays, short stories introducing the characters, notes about the film.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 555.
Responsibility: Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Hecht, Hill and Lancaster present ; screenplay by Clifford Odets and Ernest Lehman ; produced by James Hill ; directed by Alexander Mackendrick ; a Norma-Curtleigh Productions picture released through United Artists.

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Burt Lancaster stars as barbaric Broadway gossip columnist J.J. Hunsecker, and Tony Curtis is Sidney Falco, the unprincipled press agent he ropes into smearing the up-and-coming jazz musician romancing his beloved sister.

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