Keeper of the Flame
Keeper of the Flame (1942)

In this film, 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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 1, 1942
DVD 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.