Keeper of the Flame
Keeper of the Flame (1942)

If you're wondering what Citizen Kane might have looked like had it been produced by MGM, we submit for your approval Keeper of the Flame. War correspondent Spencer Tracy is assigned to write the life story of a recently deceased… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 23, 1991
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Emanuel Levy

Director Cukor thought the plot was fraudulent, and the film is the worst collaboration of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in her first role as a "mature" woman.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An ill-conceived political melodrama modeled after Citizen Kane.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Middle-brow MGM variant on Citizen Kane. More interesting than good.

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Aj V
An intense, yet also extremely heavy-handed political drama. It leads on like a film noir with the writer played by Tracy as the detective, trying to figure… More
jay nixon
Somewhat weird downbeat drama, definitely an oddity from Tracy/Hepburn. But still worth a viewing.