Sweet Smell of Success ★★★★½

i want to say this movie is so so quotable but theres no way you can make a line like "the cat's in the bag, and the bag's in the river" or "if you're funny, i'm a pretzel" sound nearly as cool as it does coming out of curtis' mouth here. no one has ever really talked like this, but life might be just a bit better if they did.

sadly, we're just stuck with less clever and charming scumbags making deals in the shadows.

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