Based on Sinclair Lewis' novel, CASS TIMBERLANE is a chronicle of a May-December marriage, intercut with indications of the small-town predjudice that Lewis wrote of so well in Arrowsmith
and Main Street
. Spencer Tracy is Cass Timberlane, a 40ish judge in Minnesota who falls for Turner
(the film's advertising campaign read, "TNT, Tracy 'n' Turner"), a sexpot who is out of his class. Turner, who never looked better, does a good job as she limns the role of the somewhat confused girl who does her best to fit into Tracy's world. They marry and she is subtly shunned by his snobbish
friends, but it doesn't matter to either of them as their love seems solid...