Bizarre political melodrama which has its eye firmly glued on Citizen Kane as Tracy's reporter arrives at another Xanadu, gleans another mess of information for his biography of a Great American Citizen who has died in mysterious circumstances, and learns - having fallen for the widow (Hepburn) whose reticence he misinterprets - that his hero had feet of Fascist clay. It works well if rather stiffly for a while, with excellent performances (Wycherly and da Silva are outstanding), but blows up into absurd histrionics and naive propaganda.
Keeper of the Flame
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Donald Ogden Stewart|
Howard da Silva