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Keeper of the Flame (1943) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Victor Saville and Leon Gordon.

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KEEPER OF THE FLAME ( 1942 )

By Crystal Kalyana on Aug 5, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

KATHARINE HEPBURN MONTH KEEPER OF THE FLAME ( 1942 ) Well folks. It’s back to my turn on the “All Good Things” review table, and I continue Katharine Hepburn month with my essay on “Keeper Of The Flame”. A rather neglected film from Hepburn’s filmography that I ha... Read full article


KEEPER OF THE FLAME ( 1942 )

By Crystal Kalyana on Aug 5, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

KATHARINE HEPBURN MONTH KEEPER OF THE FLAME ( 1942 ) Well folks. It’s back to my turn on the “All Good Things” review table, and I continue Katharine Hepburn month with my essay on “Keeper Of The Flame”. A rather neglected film from Hepburn’s filmography that I ha... Read full article


Keeper of the Flame (1942) – The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon

By Lindsey on May 9, 2015 From The Motion Pictures

Last year, when Margaret Perry approached me about taking part in The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon, I jumped at the chance to take a second look at The Rainmaker, a KH film that I’d been eager to re-watch after first discovering/reviewing it in 2012. (Image via Maksquibs Cinematheque) Whe... Read full article


Keeper of the Flame (1943).

By Dawn on Sep 5, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Keeper of the Flame (1943). Cast: Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. Directed by George Cukor from a screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart. When a famous hero Robert Forrest, is killed in a car accident, journalist Stephen O'Malley returns from Europe to write his biography. During his funeral, he s... Read full article


Keeper of the Flame

By RBuccicone on Aug 8, 2011 From MacGuffin Movies

Keeper of the Flame (1942) ???? In 1942, audiences going to see a Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn movie surely expected to encounter some on-screen romance, but although Keeper of the Flame denied movie-goers of those light-hearted dramatics, it did pack a wallop otherwise. The movie had traces of t... Read full article


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Louis B. Mayer was very unhappy about the film's political content, thinking it noncommercial. Katharine Hepburn too felt that the storyline was too dull and needed to be pepped up with some romance. She complained to producer Victor Saville about this but he ignored her comments, so Hepburn went directly to Mayer who was only too happy to make the film into a more conventional Hollywood romance.
"Mr. Tracy, as usual, gives a quiet, thoughtful and solid performance as the ever-questing journalist, and Miss Hepburn plays the wife of Forrest with an excellent blend of hauteur and distress."

--New York Times Review for Keeper of the Flame, Published March 19, 1943
"'Keeper of the Flame' is a courageous and timely drama which touches frankly upon a phase of American life that is most serious and pertinent today. And in it Mr. Tracy and Miss Hepburn perform with a taut solemnity that is in decided contrast to their previous collaborative roles."

--New York Times Review for Keeper of the Flame, Published March 19, 1943
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