Sweet Smell of Success - 1957
Movie: Sweet Smell of Success - 1957
Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Synopsis: J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster) is a tyranical New York gossip columnist with a column read by 60 million people each day. Anything he prints has the power to elevate or destroy a career. Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis) is a hustling publicist, consumed by a desperate ambition to get ahead. When Hunsceker's sister gets involved with jazz musician Steve Dallas (Martin Milner), he uses Falco to break up their relationship. Falco is only too happy to plant false rumors that Dallas is a dope-smoking Communist.
Scene: Falco goes to Hunsecker's penthouse apartment, where he finds Susan Hunsecker (Susan Harrison) about to commit suicide. He stops her from jumping, tearing her clothes in the process, just as her brother walks in. Hunsecker decides to destroy Falco's reputation by accusing him of raping Susan. Falco reveals, in front of Susie, that it was her brother who ordered him to destroy Dallas's reputation.
Monogram: Susie wears a robe adorned with an oversized S initial.
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