"The Street" (52nd St)
Lancaster plays powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker who based loosely upon real life columnist Walter Winchell who was know as W.W. Anyway, J.J., coerces slimy and unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco (Curtis) into breaking up his sister's (Susan Harrison) romance with a jazz guitar musician (Milner).
J.J. and Sydney
Sydney and Rita in cigarette girl costume
Sydney pimping Rita off
Some famous New York nightclubs of the 50's i.e., Toot Shor's, and The Stork Club are shown in exterior location shots and their actual interiors were painstakingly recreated in detail on Hollywood soundstages.
Anyway the pristine Criterion release is the way to go, the first disc has an excellent commentary by film scholar James Naremore. I haven't even cracked disc 2 yet.