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Cass Timberlane (6-Nov-1947)

Director: George Sidney

Writers: Donald Ogden Stewart; Sonya Levien

From novel: Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Musical Score: Roy Webb

Producer: Arthur Hornblow, Jr.

Keywords: Romantic Drama

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mary Astor
3-May-1906 25-Sep-1987 The Maltese Falcon
Albert Dekker
20-Dec-1905 5-May-1968 The Wild Bunch
Tom Drake
5-Aug-1918 11-Aug-1982 Meet Me In St. Louis
Howard Freeman
9-Dec-1899 11-Dec-1967 Theatre and character actor
Richard Gaines
23-Jul-1904 20-Jul-1975 Double Indemnity
Rose Hobart
1-May-1906 29-Aug-2000 East of Borneo
Josephine Hutchinson
12-Oct-1903 4-Jun-1998 North by Northwest
Margaret Lindsay
19-Sep-1910 9-May-1981 The House of the Seven Gables
John Litel
30-Dec-1892 3-Feb-1972 Two Dollar Bettor
Cameron Mitchell
4-Nov-1918 6-Jul-1994 The High Chaparral
Selena Royle
6-Nov-1904 23-Apr-1983 The Fighting Sullivans
Zachary Scott
24-Feb-1914 3-Oct-1965 The Mask of Dimitrios
Spencer Tracy
5-Apr-1900 10-Jun-1967 Two consecutive Best Actor Oscars
Lana Turner
8-Feb-1920 29-Jun-1995 The Postman Always Rings Twice


Spencer Tracy   ...   Cass Timberlane
Lana Turner   ...   Virginia 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
Cameron Mitchell   ...   Eino Roskinen
Howard Freeman   ...   Hervey Plint
Jessie Grayson   ...   Mrs. Higbee
Griff Barnett   ...   Herman
Pat Clark   ...   Alice Wargate


Review by anonymous (posted on 19-Apr-2006)

I only found out about this book when I spotted it a Franklin, MI library sale. I was very surprised, then deeply charmed to find out it was not a raging cultural tract like Main Street, Babbitt or The Jungle. It was a deeply thoughtful and nuanced love story about a relationship between a deeply conservative and decent judge in his late middle age and a fiery and intelligent young social activist. You couldn't help but feel as though it was semi-biographical. Years later at 2:30AM in the middle of a sleepless night, I accidentally discovered a supremely faithful and heartfelt recreation of this moving sorry with Spencer Tracy starring as the judge. The director and the stars apparently shared a deep and abiding love and respect in this story which pervaded every frame of every scene in the movie. If you are looking for a romantic and thoughtful style of cinema verite', this is the answer. Strong story; strong cast; strong and moving cinema experience.

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