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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