Cass Timberlane

Cass Timberlane

Spencer Tracy
Director: George Sidney Cast: Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
, Lana Turner
Lana Turner
, Zachary Scott
Zachary Scott
George Sidney

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A visibly uneasy Spencer Tracy plays the title role in this lavish MGM screen version of Sinclair Lewis' 1945 magazine serial. A small-town bachelor judge, Cass Timberlane, takes a personal interest in beautiful stenographer Jinny Marshland (Lana Turner), who appears one day as a witness in his court. They marry after a whirlwind courtship, but Jinny soon finds herself stifled among Cass' country club cronies and their haughty wives. A stillborn baby makes things even worse and the young wife attempts to find solace in amateur theatrics. Thus she is easy prey for suave lawyer Bradd Criley (Zachary Scott), who nevertheless does the decent thing and moves to New York. Jinny convinces her husband to follow, but after halfheartedly attempting to find a practice in the Big City, he discovers that there's no place like home. A terrible car accident that almost costs Jinny her life bring husband and wife together, however, and both discover that they belong in Grand Republic, MN, in general and with each other in particular. MGM apparently had a difficult time finding Spencer Tracy's co-star and at one point attempted to borrow Jennifer Jones from producer David O. Selznick. Vivien Leigh and Virginia Grey were also considered before the role of Jinny finally was awarded to Lana Turner.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/06/2010
UPC: 0883316257906
Original Release: 1947
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:59:00
Sales rank: 26,146

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Spencer Tracy Cass Timberlane
Lana Turner Virginia Marshland
Zachary Scott Brad Criley
Tom Drake Jamie Wargate
Mary Astor Queenie Havock
Albert Dekker Boone Havock
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
Cameron Mitchell Eino Roskinen
Howard Freeman Hervey Plint
Jessie Grayson Mrs. Higbee
Griff Barnett Herman
Guy Beach George Hame
Buz Buckley Newsboy
Cliff Clark Humber Bellile
Lester Dorr Salesman
Bess Flowers Mary Ann Milligan
Arno Frey Waiter
Roy Gordon Critic
Mitchell Kowal Doorman
Manuel Paris Actor
Albert Pollet Frenchmen at Party
Tim Ryan Charlie Ellis
Almira Sessions Zilda Hatter
Milburn Stone Nestor Purdwin
Emmett Vogan Beehouse
Margaret Lindsay Chris Grau

Technical Credits
George Sidney Director
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Daniel B. Cathcart Art Director
John D. Dunning Editor
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Arthur Hornblow Producer
Irene Costumes/Costume Designer
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Richard A. Pefferle Set Decoration/Design
Robert Planck Cinematographer
Donald Ogden Stewart Screenwriter
Roy Webb Score Composer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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