|Directed by||George Sidney|
|Produced by||Arthur Hornblow, Jr.|
|Written by||Sinclair Lewis (Novel)
Donald Ogden Stewart (Adaptation)
Sonya Levien (Adaptation)
|Music by||Roy Webb|
|Edited by||John Dunning|
|Running time||119 mins.|
Timberlane is a minor character in Lewis's 1947 novel Kingsblood Royal.
Former Congressman and now Judge Cass Timberlane is a middle-aged, incorruptible, highly respected man who enjoys good books and playing the flute. He falls for Jinny, a much younger girl from a lower class in his small Minnesota town. At first, the marriage is happy, but Jinny becomes bored with the small town and with the judge's friends. She leaves him for an affair with a lawyer, Timberlane's boyhood friend. Eventually abandoned by her lover, Jinny returns to her husband and becomes the good wife. This is Lewis' examination of marriage, love, romance, heartache and trust.
The film was a hit, earning $3,983,000 in the US and Canada and $1,203,000 elsewhere, but because of its high cost only returned a profit of $746,000.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- Cass Timberlane at the Internet Movie Database
- Cass Timberlane at AllMovie
- Cass Timberlane at Rotten Tomatoes