, Tony Curtis
, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner
, Jeff Donnell, Sam Levene, Joe Frisco, Barbara Nichols
, Emile Meyer, Edith Atwater, The Chico Hamilton Quintet
J.J. Hunsecker, the most powerful newspaper columnist in New York, is determined to prevent his sister from marrying Steve Dallas, a jazz musician. He therefore covertly employs Sidney Falco, a sleazy and unscrupulous press agent, to break up the affair by any means possible.