Keeper of the Flame

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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 refuses to release any details concerning her late husband.

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Spencer Tracy
as Steven 'Stevie' O'Malley
Katharine Hepburn
as Mrs. Christine Forrest
Richard Whorf
as Clive Kerndon
Forrest Tucker
as Geoffrey 'Geoff' Midford
Margaret Wycherly
as Mrs. Forrest
Donald Meek
as Mr. Arbuthnot
Stephen McNally
as Freddie Ridges
Horace McNally
as Freddie Ridges
Audrey Christie
as Jane Harding
Frank Craven
as Dr. Fielding
Percy Kilbride
as Orion Peabody
Howard Da Silva
as Jason Rickards
Darryl Hickman
as Jeb Rickards
Crauford Kent
as Ambassador
Mickey Martin
as Messenger Boy
Manart Kippen
as Reporter
Dick Elliott
as Auctioneer
Irving Lee
as Boy Reporter
Louis Mason
as Gardener
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Audience Reviews for Keeper of the Flame


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 out a mystery about the famous Mr. Forrest, and then becomes something very outrageous in the end. I enjoyed it, but it is a little too unbelievable, if you see it you know what I mean. Overall it is pretty good, though.

Aj V
Aj V

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Somewhat weird downbeat drama, definitely an oddity from Tracy/Hepburn. But still worth a viewing.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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