Video Release: March 8, 2011
Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Criterion Collection
- Runtime: 96 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
An acid-dipped look at the world of entertainment and gossip. J.J. Hunsecker is a ruthless columnist who is so powerful, that one word in his column can make or break a celebrity. He is aided by a slimy publicity agent, who does anything and everything to keep Hunsecker satisfied, even if the deeds are unethical and immoral. So when a musician whom Hunsecker dislikes falls for the columnist's sister, Hunsecker and the lowlife publicist plot the performer's downfall...
An all-powerful columnist and an opportunistic press agent clash in a struggle for power.
Additional production company: Norma-Curtleigh Productions. Additional cast: Joseph Leon (Robard), Joe Frisco (Herbie Temple), Autumn Russell (Linda), Leiws Charles (Al Evans).