The Last Hurrah

Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17, 2013

Due to a print problem, we will not be able to screen the film on 35mm as previously announced. We will be showing the film digitally.

“Ford [is] superbly at ease on his Irish-American home ground in an elegiac account of the last, doomed campaign of a New England political boss (based by way of Edwin O’Connor’s novel on Boston’s Mayor Curley), defeated by time and new-fangled media image-making. Sidestepping the corruption inseparable from this sort of old-style politicking, Ford prints the legend with a warm, rueful (almost testamentary) sense of recollection. Outstanding camera-work by Charles Lawton, and a rich gallery of performances in which Hollywood veterans and Ford’s stock company are well to the fore.” – Time Out (London)

  • Country USA
  • Year 1958
  • Running Time 121 minutes
  • Director John Ford

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