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On Borrowed Time (7-Jul-1939)

Director: Harold S. Bucquet

Writers: Alice D. G. Miller; Frank O'Neill; Claudine West

From novel: On Borrowed Time by Lawrence Edward Watkin

From a play by: Paul Osborn

Musical Score: Franz Waxman

Producer: Sidney Franklin

Keywords: Comedy, Drama

Mr. Brink, acting for the Grim Reaper, arrives to claim the soul of Gramps Northrup, guardian for his grandson, young orphaned Pud. Gramps plays a trick on Mr. Brink and death personified is confined to the upper reaches of a backyard apple tree; nobody can die, including those that suffer. Adaptation of the Broadway play, which lasted 321 performances in the 1938 season.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lionel Barrymore
28-Apr-1878 15-Nov-1954 Young Dr. Kildare
Beulah Bondi
3-May-1888 1-Jan-1981 Make Way for Tomorrow
Cedric Hardwicke
19-Feb-1893 6-Aug-1964 Suspicion
Una Merkel
10-Dec-1903 2-Jan-1986 Summer and Smoke
Grant Mitchell
17-Jun-1874 1-May-1957 Father Is a Prince
Nat Pendleton
9-Aug-1895 12-Oct-1967 At the Circus
Henry Travers
5-Mar-1874 18-Oct-1965 It's a Wonderful Life
Ian Wolfe
4-Nov-1896 23-Jan-1992 Bedlam


Lionel Barrymore   ...   Julian Northrup ("Gramps")
Cedric Hardwicke   ...   Mr. Brink
Beulah Bondi   ...   Nellie Northrup ("Granny")
Una Merkel   ...   Marcia Giles
Bobs Watson   ...   Pud
Nat Pendleton   ...   Mr. Grimes
Henry Travers   ...   Dr. Evans
Grant Mitchell   ...   Mr. Pilbeam
Eily Malyon   ...   Demetria Riffle
James Burke   ...   Sheriff Burlingame
Charles Waldron   ...   Rev. Murdock
Ian Wolfe   ...   Charles Wentworth
Phillip Terry   ...   Bill Lowry
Truman Bradley   ...   James Northrup


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