Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis night on TCM.

One of my favorite movies, The Sweet Smell of Success, photographed by the great James Wong Howe. It cemented Burt Lancaster in my mind as one of the greats.

Ironically, perhaps, given Janet Leigh and her importance to the blog, Tony Curtis doesn’t do it for me. Though I get him mixed up with Kirk Douglas, who does it even less for me. (In fact, I tend to think of The Sweet Smell of Success as being Kirk Douglas’ best role. Heh.)

Nice to see he’s still alive in working, though I’m always surprised that his career has been so tepid in the past 30 years. Though I guess given my own perception of him, maybe I’m not alone?

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