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Cass Timberlane (1947)

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... See full summary »

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Jamie Wargate
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Queenie Havock
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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 Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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January 1948 (USA)  »

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Sinclair Lewis' Cass Timberlane  »

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In late 1946, Marie McDonald campaigned for the female lead. See more »

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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 »

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Bradd Criley: [seeing the newlyweds off] Well, that leaves me the last of the bachelors.
Dr. Roy Drover: Umhuh.
Bradd Criley: 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.
Bradd Criley: 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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too preachy
15 December 2000 | by (Nebraska) – See all my reviews

As much as I love Spencer Tracy, there wasn't much he could do with this boring, predictable, overly preachy script. Not to mention how ironic it is to hear him expound the virtues of fidelity when he had numerous affairs, the most famous being Katharine Hepburn, while still married.

Lana Turner is lovely, but I just couldn't get into the story line. I think it started out as a good idea: Cass Timberlane (Tracy) marries a younger woman (Turner) from the supposed "wrong side of the tracks", much to the chagrin of his snobby friends. Can they make the relationship work or not? If they would have developed the story more, and preached less, I think it may have worked. Instead it is just a two-hour sermon, more or less.

Well, at least there is a cute kitty included in the picture.


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