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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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Boone Havock
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Chris Grau
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Diantha Marl
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Webb Wargate
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Avis Elderman
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Lillian Drover
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Louise Wargate
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Dr. Roy Drover
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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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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Tracy was not initially pleased with the studio's choice of director, hoping to have George Cukor or Vincente Minnelli assigned the position. See more »

Goofs

Bradd's clients, the Wargates, were hiding behavior described as 'not criminal, but illegal' yet their activities were never revealed, despite their intentional manipulation of the Judge and his refusal to postpone their case on the court calendar. 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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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Spencer Tracy (1961) See more »

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good but not very believable
16 March 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

To enjoy this film, you really have to suspend disbelief. I can often times do this, but if you just can't believe in the possibility of pairing an ordinary-looking middle-aged guy (Tracy) with an extremely sexy young woman (Turner), then you should probably just skip the film. In fact, the people around this strange pairing also have trouble accepting this marriage. My problem wasn't just the age differences, but the personality differences--I just couldn't understand why she was attracted to him (I have my suspicions why HE would be interested). The story itself apart from that is good and I like that Zachary Scott is there for support--he is great in his caddish roles. Not a bad but not an exceptional film--but sure to please fans of Tracy.


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