Keeper of the Flame
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Keeper of the Flame
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 super-patriot. One would suppose that the much-beloved decedent's life would be an open book, yet his widow Katharine Hepburn refuses to release any details concerning her late husband. Tracy gains Hepburn's confidence, and she agrees to help him with his article. Several curious incidents lead Tracy to believe that Hepburn was in some way responsible for… More
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"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"An ill-conceived political melodrama modeled after Citizen Kane."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Middle-brow MGM variant on Citizen Kane. More interesting than good."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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