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Sweet Smell of Success

1957

This film marks the second screen pairing of Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis, and it launched Curtis into stardom. Lancaster, already a powerful Hollywood mogul at the time, not only starred in but executive produced SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1957). Writer Ernest Lehman based the film on his personal experiences as a press agent working for the highly influential and ruthless columnist Walter Winchell, and the picture was deemed responsible for shattering Winchell’s reputation… Learn more at the AFI Catalog

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