Last Hurrah, The (1958) (Blu-ray)

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The legendary John Ford directs screenwriter Frank S. Nugent’s adaptation of Edwin O’Connor’s novel, the barn-burning political film/character study, The Last Hurrah (1958). The singular Spencer Tracy stars as an old-school Irish-American pol, mayor of “a New England City” that just might be Boston; as he faces a potentially rough fifth campaign, he is observed by his journalist nephew (Jeffrey Hunter), fighting charges of graft and abuse of power even as he is assisted and/or opposed by a gallery of colorful characters. The extraordinary supporting cast includes Pat O’Brien, Basil Rathbone, Donald Crisp, James Gleason, Ricardo Cortez, et al; the film was gloriously shot by Charles Lawton, Jr. (The Lady from Shanghai).     

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Basil Rathbone, Pat O’Brien, Donald Crisp, James Gleason

Directed By: John Ford

Written By: Frank S. Nugent

Score By: Various

Language: English

Video: 1080p High Definition / 1.85:1 / B&W

Audio: English 1.0 DTS-HD MA

Subtitles: English SDH

Theatrical Release: 1958

Runtime: 121 Minutes

Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Region Code: Region Free (A/B/C)

Special Features: Isolated Music Track / Audio Commentary with Film Historians Lem Dobbs, Julie Kirgo, and Nick Redman / Original Theatrical Trailer

Genre: Drama

Limited Edition of 3,000 Units