The Last Hurrah Poster

Release Date: 1958

DVD Release Date: October 19th, 1999

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary
Based on the novel by Edwin O'Connor, this political drama focuses on Frank Skeffington (Spencer Tracy), an aging mayor who is embarking on his final campaign for reelection. Aided by his nephew, Adam Caulfield (Jeffrey Hunter), and savvy strategist John Gorman (Pat O'Brien), Skeffington faces considerable challenges as the political landscape that he knows slowly crumbles away, but, undaunted, he remains determined to stay in the game a bit longer.

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, James Gleason, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien, Basil Rathbone, Donald Crisp, Edward Brophy

Director: John Ford

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: 1950s, Competition, Underdog, Spirited, Passionate


Nominated Foreign Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1958)