|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.|
Cass Timberlane is a romantic drama film starring Spencer Tracy and Lana Turner, directed by George Sidney, and released in 1947. It was based on the 1945 novel Cass Timberlane: A Novel of Husbands and Wives by Sinclair Lewis, which was Lewis' nineteenth novel and one of his last.
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. The novel is Lewis' examination of marriage, love, romance, heartache and trust.
- Spencer Tracy as Cass Timberlane
- Lana Turner as Virginia "Jinny" Marshland
- Zachary Scott as Bradd Criley
- Tom Drake as Jamie Wargate
- Mary Astor as Queenie Havock
- Albert Dekker as Boone Havock
- Margaret Lindsay as Chris Grau
- Rose Hobart as Diantha Marl
- John Litel as Webb Wargate
- Mona Barrie as Avis Elderman
- Josephine Hutchinson as Lillian Drover
- Selena Royle as Louise Wargate
- Frank Wilcox as Gregg Marl
- Richard Gaines as Dennis Thane
- John Alexander as Dr. Roy Drover
- Cameron Mitchell as Eino Roskinen
- Howard Freeman as Hervey Plint
- Griff Barnett as Herman
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