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"The Last Hurrah"
by Edwin O'Connor

The Irish in Film
A Complete List of Irish Films

 Title  The Last Hurrah
Taken from the Edwin O'Connor novel, this film is loosely based on the life of Boston's long-time mayor, James Curley. Mayor Skeffington (Curley) is the son of Irish immigrants whose mother worked as a maid for a wealthy Boston family. Through his endearing charm and personal style he rose to prominence in local politics. A "man of the people," Skeffington attends funerals, hands out money, and kisses babies. But his real work is getting the cooperation of the old establishment who keep him as an outsider by any means they can. Link to reviews Click picture
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 Year    1958      Type    Drama    Rating   NR
 Director  John Ford  Writer  Frank Nugent
 Cast  Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien, Basil Rathbone


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