“Sweet Smell of Success” quotes(1957)
Plot – A cynical New York journalist can't stomach the fact his sister is engaged to a penniless artist, so he manages to make people believe her boyfriend is involved in a drug traffic. Thanks to a detective, the plan goes through, but the girl threatens suicide and her brother blames his accomplice who, at this point, rebels against him.
All actors – Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner, Jeff Donnell, Sam Levene, Joe Frisco, Barbara Nichols, Emile Meyer, Edith Atwater, The Chico Hamilton Quintet, Jay Adler, Nicky Blair, Nick Borgani, Ralph Brooks, Steve Carruthers, Robert Carson, Lewis Charles, Dick Cherney, Buddy Clark, Paul Cristo, Joe Di Reda, Lawrence Dobkin, John Fiedler, Bess Flowers, William Forrest, Joseph Forte, Raoul Freeman, Paul Frees, Joe Gray, Chico Hamilton, James Hill, Paul Horn, Charles Jordan, Fred Katz, Colin Kenny, Joseph La Cava, Mike Lally, Joseph Leon, Thomas Martin, Hans Moebus, King Mojave, Sol Murgi, Forbes Murray, George Nardelli, William H. O'Brien, Clifford Odets, Charles Perry, Bill Raisch, Waclaw Rekwart, Jane Ross, Autumn Russell, Charles Sherlock, Carson Smith, Queenie Smith, Bert Stevens, Arthur Tovey, Lurene Tuttle, Harry Tyler, Philip Van Zandt, David White, H.M. Wynantshow all
“Sweet Smell of Success” Quotes 13 quotes
“I am tasting my favorite new perfume - success!”
“Who could love a man who makes you jump into hoops like a trained poodle?”
“The next time you want information, don't scratch for it like a dog, ask for it like a man!”
“Don't do anything I wouldn't do! That gives you a lot of leeway...”
“- Sidney Falco: If I'm gonna go out on a limb for you, you gotta know what's involved!
- J.J. Hunsecker: My right hand hasn't seen my left hand in thirty years.”
“You're an amusing boy, but you haven't got a drop of respect for anything in human life.”
Sidney, conjugate me a verb. For instance, "to promise".
“Everybody knows Manny Davis - except Mrs. Manny Davis.”
“Mr. Falco, let it be said at once, is a man of 40 faces, not one - none too pretty, and all deceptive. You see that grin? That's the, eh, that's the Charming Street Urchin face. It's part of his helpless act: he throws himself upon your mercy. He's got a half-dozen faces for the ladies. But the one I like, the really cute one, is the quick,...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Maybe I left my sense of humor in my other suit.”
“Mr. Hunsecker, you've got more twists than a barrel of pretzels!”