On Borrowed Time (1939)





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In this film, Gramps is not about to go quietly when Mr. Brink, who sometimes travels under the name of the Grim Reaper, comes calling. Gramps chases Brink up a tree, rendering the stranger helpless. As a result, no one dies throughout the world, and disease and misery runs rampant.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Alice Duer Miller, Claudine West, Frank O'Neill, Frank O'Neil
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 18, 1992


as Mr. Brink

as Julian Northrup - Gr...

as Nellie Northrup - Gr...

as Marcia Giles

as Mr. Grimes

as Dr. Evans

as Mr. Pilbeam

as Demetria Riffle

as Sheriff Burlingame

as Rev. Murdock

as Charles Wentworth

as Bill Lowry

as James Northrup
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What a fascinating storyline, as only MGM could do it. The cast is fabulous. Lionel Barrymore, Beulah Bondi and Una Merkel all excel. Cedric Hardwicke is very memorable. The writing is excellent, so imaginative and different. Quite unforgettable.

James Higgins

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