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Judge Cass Timberlane marries a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, Virginia Marshland. A baby is stillborn and she turns more and more to attorney friend of of Cass' Brad Criley. While quarreling the Judge tells Virginia to stay with Brad, but when she becomes sick he brings her home. Written by
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It is never revealed to Cass or Ginny that Bradd did not choose to move to NYC but was forced there by his clients, the Wargates. See more »
[seeing the newlyweds off]
Well, that leaves me the last of the bachelors.
Dr. Roy Drover:
You know, Roy, I ought to find a girl like that, and settle down.
Dr. Roy Drover:
Yes, I know. Marriage is always a picture like that. Other men's marriages.
No, I really mean it.
Dr. Roy Drover:
You always mean it. That's your charm. But you never do it. That's your protection.
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I seem to be a dissenting voice, looking at the other comments on this film. I didn't find it tedious at all. It is a warm, leisurely paced story. Spencer Tracy turns in a sterling performance as a judge who holds firm to old-fashioned values, though his commitment to friendship does blind him to his friends' shortcomings. Lana Turner does OK as a woman from "the wrong side of the tracks" who loves the judge but mistakes his principles for a lack of courage. There are some weak points in the film. Zachary Scott is not convincing at all as the cad who seduces Jenny away from her husband. There is a slightly cardboard quality of the scenes with the judge's society friends. And the subplot of friends wanting the judge to fix a trial in their favor slides so much into the background that it might as well not be in the film at all. But on the whole, I found this to be one of the better May-December romance films I have seen.
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