The Sweet Smell of Success

Monday, August 31, 2015 7:00PM

<i>The Sweet Smell of Success</i>
Single tickets not on sale

Prices: $10 Orchestra/ $20 Loge

The Granada Theatre Film Series Presents
Jon Burlingame, series curator

Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Writers: Clifford Odets, Ernest Lehman
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison
Music by: Elmer Bernstein
Genre: Drama, Film-Noir
Length: 96min

Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series

New York City newspaper writer J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster) holds considerable sway over public opinion with his Broadway column, but one thing that he can't control is his younger sister, Susan (Susan Harrison), who is in a relationship with aspiring jazz guitarist Steve Dallas (Marty Milner). Hunsecker strongly disproves of the romance and recruits publicist Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis) to find a way to split the couple, no matter how ruthless the method.

The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores. Guest curator Jon Burlingame will host a talk with audience Q&A before the film.

About the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series
Established by the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts to honor the life and work of noted film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein, the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series presents an annual selection of films noteworthy for the importance of their musical scores to the telling of each film’s unique story. A guest curator is selected each year to program the series, host the screening, discuss each film and moderate a question and answer session with the audience and other special guests.

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