On Borrowed Time (1939) Full Movie

On Borrowed Time
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On Borrowed Time (1939) : 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.

Title On Borrowed Time (1939)
Release Date Jul 07, 1939
Genres , ,
Production Company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Countries United States of America
Casts Lionel Barrymore, Cedric Hardwicke, Beulah Bondi, Una Merkel, Bobs Watson, Nat Pendleton, Henry Travers, Grant Mitchell, Eily Malyon, James Burke, Charles Waldron
Plot Keywords based on novel or book, grandparent grandchild relationship, small town, tree, grandfather, wish, aunt, grandparents, love, inheritance, grim reaper, orphan, housekeeper, trapped, death, heartbreak, grandson, elderly couple, apple tree, child custody, troublemaker, grandfather grandson relationship
Julian Northrup aka Gramps
Julian Northrup aka Gramps
Lionel Barrymore
Mr. Brink
Mr. Brink
Cedric Hardwicke
Nellie Northrup aka Granny
Nellie Northrup aka Granny
Beulah Bondi
Marcia Giles
Marcia Giles
Una Merkel
Pud Northrup
Pud Northrup
Bobs Watson
Mr. Grimes
Mr. Grimes
Nat Pendleton
Dr. Evans
Dr. Evans
Henry Travers
Mr. Pilbeam
Mr. Pilbeam
Grant Mitchell
Demetria Riffle
Demetria Riffle
Eily Malyon
Sheriff Burlingame
Sheriff Burlingame
James Burke
Reverend Murdock
Reverend Murdock
Charles Waldron
Charles Wentworth
Charles Wentworth
Ian Wolfe
Bill Lowry
Bill Lowry
Phillip Terry
James Northrup
James Northrup
Truman Bradley
Florist (uncredited)
Florist (uncredited)
Dorothy Adams
Mrs. James Northrup (uncredited)
Mrs. James Northrup (uncredited)
Barbara Bedford
Boy in Tree (uncredited)
Boy in Tree (uncredited)
Sonny Bupp
Man in Convertible (uncredited)
Man in Convertible (uncredited)
Hans Conried
Chief Surgeon (uncredited)
Chief Surgeon (uncredited)
Howard Hickman
Boy in Tree (uncredited)
Boy in Tree (uncredited)
Dickie Jones
Chief of Police (uncredited)
Chief of Police (uncredited)
George Lloyd
State Trooper (uncredited)
State Trooper (uncredited)
Ted Oliver
Mrs. Burlingame (uncredited)
Mrs. Burlingame (uncredited)
Doris Rankin
First Stretcher Bearer (uncredited)
First Stretcher Bearer (uncredited)
Harold Schlickenmayer

Reviews

  • barrymost

    An old man fights to keep his orphaned grandson from being taken away by a scheming relative, and things get even more difficult when Death comes calling...in the form of the wry and gentlemanly Sir Cedric Hardwicke! The film is well-done and packs a definite emotional wallop. There is a very high standard of acting throughout, and the chemistry between Lionel Barrymore, as the crotchety grandfather, and Bobs Watson, as little Pud, is especially good. Even when confined to a wheelchair, Barrymore's thespian talent still shines through.