Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir
Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician.
In addition to all of the behind-the-scenes stresses for the filmmakers, shooting on location in New York City was made more difficult by large crowds of groupies for then-heartthrob Tony Curtis that would show up and try to break through barricades to get near him.
I'd rather be dead than living with you. For all the things you've done, J.J., I know I should hate you. But I don't. I pity you.
Moving shadow of the boom microphone is visible in the upper right of the frame when J.J. is phoning Lt. Kello to tell him about the "plant".
introducing Susan Harrison