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Back The Last Hurrah
 
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22
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Tuesday, 22 August 2017 at 07.15pm
Spencer Tracy Season
  • Drama, Comedy
  • 1958
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 121 mins.
 
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The Last Hurrah is a 1958 film adaptation of the novel of the same by Edwin O' Connor. The picture was directed by the legendary John Ford and stars Spencer Tracy as a veteran mayor preparing for yet another election campaign. Tracy was nominated as Best Foreign Actor by BAFTA and won the Best Actor Award from the National Board of Review, which also presented Ford the award for Best Director.

The film tells the story of Frank Skeffington, a sentimental but iron-fisted Irish-American who is the powerful mayor of an unnamed New England city. As his nephew, Adam Caulfield, follows one last no-holds-barred mayoral campaign, Skeffington and his top strategist, John Gorman, use whatever means necessary to defeat a candidate backed by civic leaders such as banker Norman Cass and newspaper editor Amos Force, the mayor's dedicated foes

Director:

 
John Ford

Cinematographer:

 
Charles Lawton, Jr

Cast:

 
Spencer Tracy, Ed O'Brien, John Carradine, Basil Rathbone, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Willis Bouchey

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