over 1 year
Hepburn's good, Tracy's great. Part mystery, part political film is an interesting watch.
Keeper of the Flame (1943) is a dramatic film from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). It stars Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. Hepburn plays the widow of a famous civic leader who has suddenly died in an accident. Tracy plays a former war correspondent who intends to write a flattering biography of the dead man, only to find that his death is shrouded in mystery. The film was directed by George Cukor from a screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart.
When national hero Robert Forrest is killed in an automobile accident, the entire United States goes into deep mourning. Admirer and renowned journalist Stephen O'Malley (Spencer Tracy) returns from Europe to write a biography of the great man. Among the throngs covering the funeral, he finds his old friends and fellow reporters, Jane Harding (Audrey Christie) and Freddie Ridges (Stephen McNally). They remain after the rest of the press leave.
Forrest's widow, Christine (Katharine Hepburn), refuses to speak to reporters throughout the proceedings....