Sweet Smell of Success ★★★★½

Spectacular writing and acting, this movie depicts a memorable 50s night-time New York City, and the shrewd, witty players who rule the scenes through their labyrinthine machinations. It's a cruel place for hard people and everyone suffers because of it. It's a stellar depiction of the kind of awfulness those seeking American success can breed.

Watched as part of my 100 Screenwriters, 100 Movies challenge.

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