Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Last Hurrah

Interesting to see John Ford to take on a much smaller scale story. Ford acquits himself actually rather well with the more limited scope as does Spencer Tracy in one of his better performances. The film itself I feel though never quite gets into the real grit of the politics, since the stances of Tracy's character never are given that much detail, though it seems as though the film is going for basically a bi-partisan approach. Nevertheless it works in more of the broad strokes as a depiction of a larger than life politician who takes on all comers, with a decent performance to back it up.

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