The Last Hurrah
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Spencer Tracy stars in John Ford's sentimental adaptation of Edwin O'Connor's novel about the final campaign of a big city mayor, loosely based upon the life of Boston politician James Curley. Tracy is Frank Skeffington, the political boss of an Eastern city dominated by Irish-Americans. Skeffington tries to assist the people of the city and avoids cutting political deals with the power elite. But despite his concern for the people, Skeffington has no friends, just flunkies. The Mayor is greatly admired by his idealistic nephew Adam Caulfield (Jeffrey Hunter), who writes for an… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

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"Enjoyable as crowd-pleasing nostalgia."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Hilarious, richly inventive political satire targeting the rich's class war against the poor, is more timely than ever."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
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‑ Blake French, Filmcritic.com
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