Keeper of the Flame

Keeper of the Flame

  • 1944
  • Drama
  • USA
Steven O'Malley (Spencer Tracy) expects his reporting assignment to be a run-of-the-mill story. He is to cover the death of Robert Forrest, a hero in World War I, who died when a bridge collapsed under his car. The press conference given by Forrest's secretary (Richard Whorf), however, does not satisfy O'Malley, who decides that questioning his widow (Katharine Hepburn) could expose a richer story. The lies continue to build, until he discovers an estate building that may hold the true story.


Steven "Stevie" O'Malley
Mrs. Christine Forrest
Clive Kerndon
Old Mrs. Forrest
Geoffrey "Geoff" Midford
Doctor Fielding


George Cukor Director
I.A.R. Wylie Writer (Novel)
Donald Ogden Stewart Writer (Screenplay)
Leon Gordon Associate Producer
Victor Saville Producer
Bronislau Kaper Original Music
Ludwig van Beethoven Non-Original Music
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
James E. Newcom Film Editor