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Cass Timberlane (1947) Poster

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In late 1946, Marie McDonald campaigned for the female lead.
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Fay Hendry, the mother of Sonya Hendry, a young girl who appeared in the film, was awarded nearly $30,000 for injuries she sustained when the girl was struck by a falling reflector at the site of location filming.
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MGM reportedly paid close to $150,000 for the film rights to Lewis' novel.
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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.
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The poem that Cass Timberlane recites at the picnic with Virginia is "First Fig" by Edna St. Vincent Millay and goes "My candle burns at both ends / It will not last the night / But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends / It gives a lovely light!"
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Walter Pidgeon who has a brief cameo in the film, was at one point considered for the title role.
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Jennifer Jones, Vivien Leigh, and Virginia Grey were among those thought out for the female lead.
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Although MGM had its own renowned music department, the soundtrack score for this picture was provided by composer Roy Webb, conductor C. Bakaleinikoff and orchestrator Gil Grau - all on loan from RKO Radio.
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