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Cass Timberlane (1947)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | January 1948 (USA)
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', Bradd Criley. ... See full summary »

Director:

George Sidney

Writers:

Sinclair Lewis (novel), Donald Ogden Stewart (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Spencer Tracy ... Cass Timberlane
Lana Turner ... Virginia 'Ginny' Marshland
Zachary Scott ... Bradd Criley
Tom Drake ... Jamie Wargate
Mary Astor ... Queenie Havock
Albert Dekker ... Boone Havock
Margaret Lindsay ... Chris Grau
Rose Hobart ... Diantha Marl
John Litel ... Webb Wargate
Mona Barrie ... Avis Elderman
Josephine Hutchinson ... Lillian Drover
Selena Royle ... Louise Wargate
Frank Wilcox ... Gregg Marl
Richard Gaines ... Dennis Thane
John Alexander ... Dr. Roy Drover
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Storyline

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', Bradd Criley. While quarreling, the Judge tells Virginia to stay with Bradd, but when she becomes sick he brings her home. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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From a great novel of a small-town girl who wanted big time life...and got it! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sinclair Lewis' Cass Timberlane See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,733,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

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 »

Quotes

Bradd Criley: Where-ever you are, IS heaven!
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Spencer Tracy (1961) See more »

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good but not very believable
16 March 2006 | by MartinHaferSee 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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