The Last Hurrah

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Released 1958

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Director:
John Ford
Released:
1958
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The Last Hurrah is a 1958 drama directed by John Ford and based on the novel written by Edwin O'Connor, which centers on the controversial life of an aging old-fashioned politician who seeks re-election in the face of strong opposition from a younger and more progressive candidate. Frank Skeffington (Spencer Tracy) is the mayor of a big city, presumably Boston, who earned the respect of the citizens through his conservative, rigid but effective politics. Mayor Skeffington doesn't like to make political deals and doesn't embrace the new technological advancements in the form of TV and other media resources. Although his old-fashioned style has worked effectively for the city for so long, the new age in politics and the media influence creates a new category of young voters who will support a more flexible candidate. Skeffington must employ everything in his arsenal for the final battle against his opponent, including forcing a notorious banker to lend him money for his campaign in spite of mayor's declining popularity.moreless
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