Young Pud is orphaned and left in the care of his aged grandparents. The boy and his cantankerous old grandfather become inseparable friends. But Gramps is concerned for his grandson's ...
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Young Pud is orphaned and left in the care of his aged grandparents. The boy and his cantankerous old grandfather become inseparable friends. But Gramps is concerned for his grandson's future and wary of a scheming relative who seeks Pud's custody. 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 top of an old apple tree, giving Gramps extra time to resolve issues about Pud's future. Written by
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This film and Calling Dr. Kildare share much of the same cast and crew. The following actors are in both: Lionel Barrymore, Bobs Watson, Nat Pendleton, Barbara Bedford, Phillip Terry, Dorothy Adams, and Howard C. Hickman The following crew worked on both as well: Harold S. Bucquet (Director), Cedric Gibbons (Art Director), Edwin B. Willis (Set Decorator), Douglas Shearer (Recording Director), and Leonid Raab (Orchestrator) Both were released in 1939 and, of course, they were both MGM productions. See more »
I have been searching for this film for some time. My dad had a poor copy of it and used to drag it out anytime we had a close relative pass away. It really has magical properties. I sometimes tear up just describing the film to people and laugh at the same time. There is so much comedy, fantasy and reality in this movie that the sadder parts are that much poignant and yet sad isn't quite the term. Hard to explain really. I also forgot how fast paced it was, not at all dull.
All I can add is that I was beat 3 out of 4 times on Ebay while bidding on used VHS tapes of this film and copies were going for as much as $30. That ought to say allot in a time when most people are dumping tapes to go to DVD.
Tonight I showed my 9 year old daughter. We laughed and cried together. It was worth it.
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