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. ...
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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', Bradd Criley. While quarreling, the Judge tells Virginia to stay with Bradd, but when she becomes sick he brings her home.Written by
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Unusual in that Spencer Tracy's character addressed his African American housekeeper formally as "Mrs. Higbee." This was 1947, and even white maids were usually called by their first names by their employers. (Notably, 20 years later, in 1967, Isabel Sanford's character in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?", formally introduced to Sidney Poitier's parents as "Ms. Matilda Beeks," was called "Tillie" by Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, and the actress who played their daughter. See more »
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 »
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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