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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Twelve people are aboard Coast Air Line's flagship the Silver Queen enroute to South America when the airplane encounters a storm and is blown off course. Crashing into jungles known to be ... See full summary »
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 can't stand these holier-than-thou folks. If a man's a good Republican, or a mason or an elk, that's good enough for me. Live and let live, that's my motto.
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Beware of Strage Magic - Some Things Better Left To Nature!
Lionel Barrymore is tops as beloved "Gramp" to a newly orphaned "Pud", with Bula Bondi as the faithful "Gran", with the usual characters to round out the cast. A beautiful "sap story" complete with evil spinster aunt, out to get her hands on the boy's inheritance, "On Borrowed Time" includes a few magic tricks and requires a good dose of suspending one's disbelief. The feared "reaper" (in form of an English Genleman), named Mr. Brinks, turns out to be a "nice chap" after all.
The story is predictable from the start, but it still makes you feel like a kid watching a Saturday Matinée or even a Punch & Judy Show. There's a healthy portion of movie magic, in it's simple and sweet way. It can hold its own measured against the best of Shirley Temple's films. Young "Pud" will make you reach for the Kleenex box, as will many scenes in this wonderful "olden days" cinema gem!
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