Sweet Smell of Success Trailer & Clips


Sweet Smell of Success full movie is released on Jul 04, 1957. Watch Sweet Smell of Success online - the English Drama movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $7,704. Sweet Smell of Success is directed by Alexander Mackendrick and created by Clifford Odets with Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis. Sweet Smell of Success is available online on Kanopy and Pluto TV.

J.J. Hunsecker, the most powerful newspaper columnist in New York, is determined to prevent his sister from marrying Steve Dallas, a jazz musician. He therefore covertly employs Sidney Falco, a sleazy and unscrupulous press agent, to break up the affair by any means possible.

As know as:

El dulce aroma del éxito, Segerns sötma, Le grand chantage, Başarının Tatlı Kokusu, Skoteinoi dolofonoi

Release Date:

Jun 27, 1957

Release Date (Streaming):

Jun 19, 2001


United States


English, Italian, Spanish

Stream Service:

United Artists, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

Production Companies:

Norma Productions, Curtleigh Productions, Hecht-Hill-Lancaster Productions

Gross worldwide:



They know him - and they shiver - the big names of Broadway, Hollywood and Capitol Hill. They know J.J.- the world-famed columnist whose gossip is gospel to sixty million readers! They know the venom that flickers in those eyes behind the glasses - and they fawn - like Sid Falco, the kid who wanted "in" so much, he'd sell out his own girl to stand up there with J.J., sucking in the sweet smell of success! This is J.J.'s story - but not the way he would have liked it told!, Lie for it...cheat for it...drink to it...the sweet, sweet smell of success!, Beware these "Gentlemen" of the press!, This is the story of J.J. - But not the way he wants it told!, The almighty J.J. ...the columnist with sixty million believers ...his wrath is feared by the great and near great who worship the sweet smell of success!, The Motion Picture That Will Never Be Forgiven - Or Forgotten!


SMH Staff
Sydney Morning Herald
Despite some shrill overstatements that remind one that Clifford Odets had a hand in the screenplay, the film is a highly successful product of what might be called the "New York School" of filmmaking.
by rottentomatoes, Nov 17, 2021
Brandon Judell
That Clifford Odets co-wrote the screenplay explains the film's continued ability to fascinate, but not why it was made into a current musical.
by rottentomatoes, Jun 15, 2021
Mae Tinee
Chicago Tribune
It's a tough tale about utterly amoral people. I thought the ending rather weak bet for most of the footage the film packs plenty of punch.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 10, 2020

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