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The Last Hurrah ()


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Frank Skeffington is an old Irish-American political boss, running for re-election as mayor of a U.S. town for the last time.

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins.
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Mayor Frank Skeffington
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Adam Caulfield
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Maeve Caulfield
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John Gorman
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Norman Cass, Sr.
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Cardinal Martin Burke
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'Cuke' Gillen
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'Ditto' Boland
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Amos Force
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Roger Sugrue
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Bishop Gardner
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Sam Weinberg
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Charles J. Hennessey
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Festus Garvey
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Winslow
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Jack Mangan
Bob Sweeney ...
Johnny Degnan
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Dan Herlihy
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Gert Minihan
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Monsignor Killian
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Delia Boylan
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Norman Cass Jr.
Arthur Walsh ...
Frank Skeffington Jr.
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phil Adams ...
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Alex Akimoff ...
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Man at Campaign HQ (uncredited)
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Mourner Given Cigar at Wake (uncredited)
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Banquet Guest (uncredited)
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Cop at Wake (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ...
Man at Campaign HQ (uncredited)
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Banker - Plymouth Club Member (uncredited)
Bobette Bentley ...
1st Blonde (uncredited)
Steve Benton ...
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Woman (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ...
Pete (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ...
Banquet Guest (uncredited)
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Mourner at Wake (uncredited)
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Votes Tallyman (uncredited)
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Mourner at Burial (uncredited)
John Bryant ...
Man at Campaign HQ (uncredited)
James J. Casino ...
Political Rally Marcher (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ...
Crowd Member (uncredited)
Dick Cherney ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Political Rally Marcher (uncredited)
Charles Cirillo ...
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Richard Dale Clark ...
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Nurse (uncredited)
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Man (uncredited)
Bud Cokes ...
Cop at Wake (uncredited)
Russell Custer ...
Man at Campaign HQ (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ...
Managing Editor (uncredited)
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Graves (uncredited)
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Jack Deery ...
Man at Campaign HQ (uncredited)
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Banker (uncredited)
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Man (uncredited)
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Man at Campaign HQ (uncredited)
Mike Donovan ...
Mourner at Wake (uncredited)
Clint Dorrington ...
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Mimi Doyle ...
Mamie Burns (uncredited)
Tommy Earwood ...
Gregory McClusky (uncredited)
Eddie Fetherston ...
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Campaign Worker (uncredited)
Charles B. Fitzsimons ...
Kevin McCluskey (uncredited)
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Police Capt. Michael J. Shanahan (uncredited)
George Ford ...
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Dr. Tom (uncredited)
Joseph Forte ...
Managing Editor (uncredited)
Raoul Freeman ...
Banker - Plymouth Club Member (uncredited)
Kenneth Gibson ...
Banquet Guest (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Plymouth Club Member on Stairs (uncredited)
Ed Haskett ...
Banker at Plymouth Club (uncredited)
Jack Henderson ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Votes Tallyman (uncredited)
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Fighter (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Shep Houghton ...
Man at Campaign HQ (uncredited)
Chuck Howard ...
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Votes Tallyman (uncredited)
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Man (uncredited)
Thomas E. Jackson ...
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William Janssen ...
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Campaign Worker (uncredited)
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Fighter (uncredited)
Rolan Jones ...
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Fred Kennedy ...
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Man - Plymouth Club Member (uncredited)
June Kirby ...
2nd Blonde (uncredited)
Ann Kunde ...
Mourner at Wake (uncredited)
Joseph La Cava ...
Man at Campaign HQ (uncredited)
Webster Lagrange ...
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Votes Tallyman (uncredited)
Johnny Leone ...
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Robert Levin ...
Jules Kowalsky (uncredited)
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Johnny Byrne (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ...
Banquet Guest (uncredited)
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Eve March ...
Neighbor (uncredited)
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Mourner at Wake (uncredited)
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Politician (uncredited)
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2nd Man (uncredited)
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Mourner at Wake (uncredited)
Edward McNally ...
Ward Heeler (uncredited)
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Banker (uncredited)
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Banquet Guest (uncredited)
Ernesto Molinari ...
Banquet Guest (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Political Rally Marcher (uncredited)
Jimmy Murphy ...
Office Boy (uncredited)
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Banker - Plymouth Club Member (uncredited)
George Nardelli ...
Banquet Guest (uncredited)
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Tom (uncredited)
Bill Neff ...
Man at Campaign HQ (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Brian O'Hara ...
Man (uncredited)
Joe Palma ...
Cop at Campaign HQ (uncredited)
Emma Palmese ...
Woman at Enterance (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Jack Pennick ...
Police Sgt. Rafferty (uncredited)
Bob Perry ...
(uncredited)
Murray Pollack ...
Mourner at Burial (uncredited)
Paul Power ...
Banker at Plymouth Club (uncredited)
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Man on Dais (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Molly Roden ...
Neighbor (uncredited)
Victor Romito ...
Man at Campaign HQ (uncredited)
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Mourner at Wake (uncredited)
Buck Russell ...
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Dick Ryan ...
Man (uncredited)
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Mourner at Wake (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ...
Man (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ...
Man at Campaign HQ (uncredited)
Jordan Shelley ...
(uncredited)
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Rally Marcher (uncredited)
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Political Rally Marcher (uncredited)
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Man at Campaign HQ (uncredited)
George Spaulding ...
Man (uncredited)
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1st Man (uncredited)
Anna Stein ...
(uncredited)
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Political Rally Marcher / Man at Campaign HQ (uncredited)
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Harry (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ...
Ward Heeler (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ...
Charlie (uncredited)
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Fire Lieutenant (uncredited)
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Mr. Kowalsky (uncredited)
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Caterer at Wake (uncredited)
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Man at Campaign HQ (uncredited)
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Plymouth Club Member at Front Door (uncredited)
Phil Tully ...
Man (uncredited)
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Robert (uncredited)
Ruth Warren ...
Ellen Davin (uncredited)
James Waters ...
Young Politician (uncredited)
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Mrs. McCluskey (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ...
Mourner at Wake (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Ford

Written by

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Frank S. Nugent ... (screen play) (as Frank Nugent)
 
Edwin O'Connor ... (based upon the novel by)

Produced by

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John Ford ... producer

Cinematography by

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Charles Lawton Jr. ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jack Murray

Production Design by

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Robert Peterson ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Robert Peterson

Set Decoration by

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William Kiernan

Costume Design by

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Jean Louis ... (uncredited) (gowns)

Makeup Department

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Helen Hunt ... hair stylist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sam Nelson ... assistant director
Wingate Smith ... assistant director

Art Department

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Charles Granucci ... master prop (uncredited)

Sound Department

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John P. Livadary ... recording supervisor (as John Livadary)
Harry D. Mills ... sound (as Harry Mills)

Stunts

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George DeNormand ... stunts (uncredited)
Harvey Parry ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Richard H. Kline ... camera operator (uncredited)
Emil Oster ... camera operator (uncredited)

Music Department

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Mischa Bakaleinikoff ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
George Duning ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Bernard Mayers ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Cyril J. Mockridge ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Arthur Morton ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Paul Sawtell ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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. Written by Ed Lorusso

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Also Known As
  • La dernière fanfare (France)
  • L'últim hurra (Spain, Catalan title)
  • El último hurra (Spain)
  • Los últimos vítores (Spain)
  • L'ultimo urrà (Italy)
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  • 121 min
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Trivia Early in the film Skeffington says that his signature will never be as valuable as Button Gwinnet's, who apparently had publicly signed few documents in his life. Gwinnet, a delegate from Georgia, was the second signer of the Declaration of Independence, after John Hancock. Gwinnet's signature is quite rare and is considered the most valuable American signature by collectors, with sales recorded as high as $150,000, matched or exceeded only just behind signatures of Gaio Giulio Cesare (aka Julius Caesar) and William Shakespeare. However, it is not quite so rare as suggested by Skeffington, as there are at least 51 examples of Gwinnet's signature known to exist, and at one time during the 1920s five samples of his signature were owned by a dealer in rare books named Rosenbach. See more »
Goofs When Frank Jr. bursts into the bedroom to see his dying Father, the doorknob comes apart and the interior knob falls off. The Doctor immediately follows him into the room, and the doorknob is once again intact. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Directed by John Ford (1971). See more »
Soundtracks My Pony Boy See more »
Quotes Mayor Frank Skeffington: One more regret at my age won't make much difference.
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