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


Lionel Barrymore
as Julian Northrup - Gr...
Beulah Bondi
as Nellie Northrup - Gr...
Una Merkel
as Marcia Giles
Nat Pendleton
as Mr. Grimes
Henry Travers
as Dr. Evans
Grant Mitchell
as Mr. Pilbeam
Eily Malyon
as Demetria Riffle
James Burke
as Sheriff Burlingame
Charles Waldron
as Rev. Murdock
Ian Wolfe
as Charles Wentworth
Phillip Terry
as Bill Lowry
Truman Bradley
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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