Based on an old Gene Stratton Porter story, Keeper of the Bees was a shade too bucolic for postwar audiences. Michael Duane stars as an artist who has lost confidence in humanity. He regains it with the help of a faith healer and her two daughters. One of the girls is played by Gloria Henry, later "Alice Mitchell" on Dennis the Menace. One of the earliest directorial efforts of John Sturges, Keeper of the Bees was previously filmed by Monogram in 1935, with Neil Hamilton in Duane's role.
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