Keeper of the Bees is a 1935 American film directed by Christy Cabanne. The film depicts WWI veteran Jamie McFarland (played by Neil Hamilton) and his search for meaning in his last six months to live, and Molly Campbell (played by Betty Furness), a young woman looking to save her sister's child from being left alone. It also features Emma Dunn as Margaret Campbell, Molly's charming mother and Edith Fellows as Jean-Marie "Little Scout" (not to be confused with Scout Finch), an adventurous young girl trying to fit in with her male friends.

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Keeper of the Bees
Directed byChristy Cabanne
Written byGene Stratton-Porter (novel The Keeper of the Bees) &
Adele S. Buffington (screenplay)
George Waggner (screenplay)
Produced byTrem Carr (producer)
William T. Lackey (producer)
CinematographyHarry Neumann
Edited byCarl Pierson
Distributed byMonogram Pictures
Release date
  • July 15, 1935 (1935-07-15)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited States

The novel of the same name, upon which the film was based, appeared in Publishers Weekly as one of the bestselling novels in the United States in 1925. [1]