The Last Hurrah (1977 film)

The Last Hurrah is a 1977 American made-for-television political drama film based on the novel The Last Hurrah, by Edwin O'Connor, and starring Carroll O'Connor. It was directed by Vincent Sherman and originally aired on NBC as a presentation of Hallmark Hall of Fame on November 16, 1977.

The Last Hurrah
Based onThe Last Hurrah novel by Edwin O'Connor
Written byCarroll O'Connor
Directed byVincent Sherman
StarringCarroll O'Connor
Patrick O'Neal
Dana Andrews
Mariette Hartley
Music byPeter Matz
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Carroll O'Connor
Terry Becker
Producer(s)Franklin R. Levy
Mike Wise
CinematographyGerald Perry Finnerman
Editor(s)Bernard Balmuth
Les Green
Running time105 minutes
Production company(s)Columbia Pictures Television
Hallmark Hall of Fame
DistributorColumbia Pictures Television
Original networkNBC
Original releaseNovember 16, 1977 (1977-11-16)

The novel was previously adapted for a 1958 film of the same name, starring Spencer Tracy.


A big-city mayor, Frank Skeffington, runs a powerful political machine as he seeks a fourth term, but his age, health, and unhappy adversaries all stand in his way.


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