Keeper of the Flame

Keeper of the Flame

Spencer Tracy
Director: George Cukor Cast: Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
, Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
, Richard Whorf
Richard Whorf
George Cukor

DVD (Full Frame)



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 her husband's death. While this is not entirely the case, Tracy stumbles upon a truth that has been carefully hidden from the public by the dead man's "damage control" people. Adapted by Donald Ogden Stewart from a novel by I. A. R. Wylie, Keeper of the Flame is perhaps the most dour of the Tracy/Hepburn vehicles; those expecting the usual battle-of-the-sexes repartee between the two stars would be better off with Adam's Rib or Pat and Mike.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/04/2019
UPC: 0883929690473
Original Release: 1942
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:40:00

Special Features

Our Gang Short - Going to Press; Classic Cartoon - The Blitz Wolf; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Spencer Tracy Stephen O'Malley
Katharine Hepburn Christine Forrest
Richard Whorf Clive Kerndon
Margaret Wycherly Mrs. Forrest
Forrest Tucker Geoffrey Midford
Frank Craven Dr. Fielding
Stephen McNally Freddie Ridges
Percy Kilbride Orion Peabody
Audrey Christie Jane Harding
Darryl Hickman Jeb Richards
Donald Meek Mr. Arbuthnot
Howard Da Silva Jason Richards
Clifford Brooke William
Cliff Danielson Reporter
Diana Douglas Actor
Dick Elliott Auctioneer
Rex Evans John
Donald Gallagher Actor
Sam Harris Actor
Crauford Kent Ambassador
Manart Kippen Actor
Mickey Martin Messenger Boy
Louis Mason Gardener
Mary McLeod Janet
Edward McWade Lawyer
Harold Miller Man
Rita Quigley Susan
Jay Ward Pete
Blanche Yurka Anna
Art Howard Actor
Bob Pittard Tim
William Newell Piggot

Technical Credits
George Cukor Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
Jack Dawn Makeup
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Leon Gordon Associate Producer
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Jack D. Moore Set Decoration/Design
James Newcom Editor
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Victor Saville Producer
Donald Ogden Stewart Screenwriter
Lyle Wheeler Art Director
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
I.A.R. Wylie Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Keeper of the Flame
1. Chapter 1 [12:06]
2. Chapter 2 [10:48]
3. Chapter 3 [7:51]
4. Chapter 4 [9:19]
5. Chapter 5 [10:47]
6. Chapter 6 [3:50]
7. Chapter 7 [5:21]
8. Chapter 8 [9:56]
9. Chapter 9 [10:12]
10. Chapter 10 [6:35]
11. Chapter 11 [12:39]
12. Chapter 12 [:58]

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