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On Borrowed Time (1939)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 7 July 1939 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Mr. Brink (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
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Nellie - Granny
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Marcia Giles
Bobs Watson ...
Pud
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Mr. Grimes
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Dr. Evans
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Mr. Pilbeam
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Demetria Riffle
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Sheriff Burlingame
Charles Waldron ...
Reverend Murdock
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Charles Wentworth
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Bill Lowry
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James Northrup
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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 Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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The Great Broadway Stage Hit Reaches The Screen

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Passed | See all certifications »
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7 July 1939 (USA)  »

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Horas Roubadas  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

H.C. Potter was hired to direct, but he was replaced by Harold S. Bucquet before production began. See more »

Quotes

John 'Pud' Northrup: Aunt Demetria is a pismire!
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Version of On Borrowed Time (1957) See more »

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Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
(1854) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Played on the radio
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Best Movie I've Ever Seen
6 September 2003 | by (Santa Monica, CA) – See all my reviews

This is by far my favorite movie ever. The relationship between Pud and Gramps was incredible. This movie brought back many memories of my Grandfather and the relationship we had. I loved how Gramps trapped Mr. Brink (Death) up an apple tree when he came calling for him. It also showed what could happen if nobody ever died. This is a great movie for children with a message at the end that it's not that terrible pass away. My favorite line of the movie was from Gramps when he said, "I'll see you where the woodbine twinth."


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