The Last Hurrah (1958)

An aging politician tries to get re-elected one last time in the changing world of the 1950s when TV started to play a bigger part in politics. Based loosely on the career of multi-term Boston Mayor James Michael Curley, this film examines the good and evil inherent in politics and all the things that go into an election. Tracy's uphill battle to stay in office is set against the political machinery that preyed on ethnic hatred and old-time money.

Directing:
  • John Ford

Writing:
  • Frank S. Nugent
  • Edwin O'Connor

Stars:
Release Date: 1958-10-24
themoviedb icon 6.9/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 121
Wallace Ford
Wallace Ford
Charles J. Hennessey
Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
Frank Skeffington
John Carradine
John Carradin...
Amos Force
Anna Lee
Anna Lee
Gert Minihan
Edward Brophy
Edward Brophy
'Ditto' Boland
Ken Curtis
Ken Curtis
Monsignor Killian
Frank Albertson
Frank Alberts...
Jack Mangan
Ricardo Cortez
Ricardo Corte...
Sam Weinberg
Willis Bouchey
Willis Bouche...
Roger Sugrue
Jane Darwell
Jane Darwell
Delia Boylan
Basil Rathbone
Basil Rathbon...
Norman Cass, Sr.
Carleton Young
Carleton Youn...
Winslow
James Gleason
James Gleason
'Cuke' Gillen
Frank McHugh
Frank McHugh
Festus Garvey
Donald Crisp
Donald Crisp
Cardinal Martin Burke
Jeffrey Hunter
Jeffrey Hunte...
Adam Caulfield
Dianne Foster
Dianne Foster
Mave Caulfield
Pat O'Brien
Pat O'Brien
John Gorman
Basil Ruysdael
Basil Ruysdae...
Bishop Gardner
William Leslie
William Lesli...
Dan Herlihy
O.Z. Whitehead
O.Z. Whitehea...
Norman Cass Jr.
Mae Marsh
Mae Marsh
Mourner at Wake
Bob Sweeney
Bob Sweeney
Johnny Degnan
Pat O’Brien
Pat O’Brien
John Gorman
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