About

New York City newspaper writer J.J. Hunsecker holds considerable sway over public opinion with his Broadway column, but one thing that he can't control is his younger sister, Susan, who is in a relationship with aspiring jazz guitarist Steve Dallas. Hunsecker strongly disproves of the romance and recruits publicist Sidney Falco to find a way to split the couple, no matter how ruthless the method.

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Directed by

Alexander Mackendrick

Written by

Ernest Lehman (Screenplay)
Clifford Odets (Screenplay)

Runtime

97 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

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!

Cast

Keywords

sibling relationship new york city new york film noir newspaper jazz musician media tycoon gossip columnist

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