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On Borrowed Time (1939)

NR 07/07/1939 (US) ComedyDramaFantasy 1h 39m
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Young Pud is orphaned and left in the care of his aged grandparents. The boy and his grandfather are inseparable. Gramps is concerned for Pud's future and wary of a scheming relative who seeks custody of the child. One day Mr. Brink, an agent of Death, arrives to take Gramps "to the land where the woodbine twineth." Through a bit of trickery, Gramps confines Mr. Brink, and thus Death, to the branches of a large apple tree, giving Gramps extra time to resolve issues about Pud's future.

  1. Harold S. Bucquet


  2. Lawrence Edward Watkin


  3. Alice D.G. Miller


  4. Claudine West


  5. Frank O'Neill


Top Billed Cast

  1. Lionel Barrymore

    Lionel Barrymore

    Julian Northrup aka Gramps

  2. Cedric Hardwicke

    Cedric Hardwicke

    Mr. Brink

  3. Beulah Bondi

    Beulah Bondi

    Nellie Northrup aka Granny

  4. Una Merkel

    Una Merkel

    Marcia Giles

  5. Bobs Watson

    Bobs Watson

    Pud Northrup

  6. Nat Pendleton

    Nat Pendleton

    Mr. Grimes

  7. Henry Travers

    Henry Travers

    Dr. Evans

  8. Grant Mitchell

    Grant Mitchell

    Mr. Pilbeam

  9. Eily Malyon

    Eily Malyon

    Demetria Riffle

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