Sweet Smell of Success

Sunday 20th January 5:30 PM


MacKendrick is better known as the director of The Ladykillers, Whisky Galore and other Ealing comedies. This film basically finished his career: a disaster on its release, it has become recognised as a true classic. A brilliant depiction of the lure of fame, and the depths to which some sink in its pursuit. Quite stunning.


“The film is a masterpiece, intelligent Hollywood cinema at its best.”

Philip French, The Observer