Keswick Film Club - Sweet Smell of Success

Sunday 20th January 5:30 PM

Sweet Smell of Success 

Director: Alexander MacKendrick Country: USA
Cert: PG Year: 1957 Length: 95 mins
Sweet Smell of Success

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Synopsis

MacKendrick is better known as the director of The Ladykillers, Whisky Galore and other Ealing comedies. This film basically finished his career: a disaster on its release, it has become recognised as a true classic. A brilliant depiction of the lure of fame, and the depths to which some sink in its pursuit. Quite stunning.

Critics

open_quote The film is a masterpiece, intelligent Hollywood cinema at its best. close_quote Philip French, The Observer



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