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||Comedy, Drama, Fantasy|
|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|