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Death has come for Gramps Northrup. But Gramps has important work to do: raising his orphaned grandson. So he uses a bit of magic to trap Death in the branches of an apple tree. Clever work, Gramps! Or is it? With Death on hiatus, other folks whose time has come folks who are worn out, ill and in pain cant be released from their earthly suffering. And Gramps begins to wonder if hes done the right thing.
From the beloved Paul Osborn play, this endearing fantasy of family, love and mortality moves effortlessly from rollicking to whimsical to tragic. Lionel Barrymore plays Gramps, leading a sterling cast of character stars, including Beulah Bondi, Una Merkel, Henry Travers and, as a most wry and gentlemanly Grim Reaper, Sir Cedric Hardwicke


**Please be aware that this is a manufactured on demand disc that was created using a DVD-R disc. It should play in all standard DVD players.
Additional Details
Genre
Comedy
Production Year
1939
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD [MOD]
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 99 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Warner Archives
  • DVD Release Date: March 23, 2009
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Mono
Reviews
10 Reviews
4.5

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4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (10)
  • Engaging characters (8)
  • Original (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At home (7)
    • Perfect gift (5)
    • Adult viewers (4)
    • Younger viewers (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Movie buff (5), Casual viewer (3)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    5.0

    On Borrowed Time

    By Naomi a Nana

    from Graham. NC

    About Me Movie Buff

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great Story Telling
    • Heart warming
    • Sweet Love In A Family

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home
      • In The Car
      • Perfect Gift
      • Special Needs
      • Travel
      • Younger Viewers

      Comments about this product:

      This is a wonderful story performed by some very talented actors that know their craft.
      The story is done in a whimsical, Fairy Tale-like way. However, the truths of family and their love that binds them together, shines through very clearly.
      I could watch this movie over and over and enjoy it every time.

       
      5.0

      "I would buy this product again and again"

      By skamper

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Movie Buff

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home

        Comments about this product:

        I play all movies I get from my hard drive

         
        1.0

        On Borrowed Time

        By Queenie

        from Eastpointe

        About Me Movie Buff

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Entertaining

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about this product:

            It was a heart warming movie that I hadn't seen before finding it one night while channel surfing! I would highly recommend this movie.

             
            5.0

            Thoroughly enjoyed had never seen before

            By Steve

            from New York

            About Me Movie Buff

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Heart warming
            • Original
            • Surprise Twist Ending

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • For Classic Movie Fans

              Comments about this product:

              Really enjoyed this movie. Had great characters and actors.

               
              4.0

              Good old fashion story...good characters

              By Danmar

              from WV

              About Me Casual Viewer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about this product:

                  As title says, good old fashion story and good old fashion characters.

                   
                  5.0

                  A Memorable and Heartwarming Movie

                  By GeorgiaPeaches

                  from Georgia

                  About Me Movie Buff

                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • Original

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Viewers
                    • At Home
                    • Perfect Gift

                    Comments about this product:

                    My darling husband introduced me to this movie many years ago. He raved about it and I found that his enthusiasm for it was justified. After his unexpected passing (at age 52)I yearned to see it again. Sadly, I'd forgotten the name. Like other viewers, I found it here by accident. This film shows little scenery (The story plays out wholly in the Grandpa's yard)and perhaps by doing so the viewer stays focused on the main subject. However, at times I wanted it to evolve further. Still, it is a gem with a sweet message. It briefly stars a favorite of mine, Ms.Beulah Bondi. Mr Hardwicke gives an outstanding performance and Barrymore is at his absolute best. Still, it is the grandson who outshines them all. This charming story will stay with viewers for a long time.

                     
                    5.0

                    A surprising find and most unique movie.

                    By Jo Jo

                    from Columbia, SC

                    About Me Avid Moviegoer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining
                    • Original

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Viewers
                      • At Home
                      • Perfect Gift

                      Comments about this product:

                      A movie with Lionel Barrymore that I had never heard of but enjoyed the unique and heart-warming relationship between a grandfather and grandson.

                       
                      5.0

                      BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS FOR YEARS

                      By Cherie

                      from Petersburg, AK

                      About Me Casual Viewer

                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Entertaining
                      • Original

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Adult Viewers
                        • At Home
                        • Perfect Gift
                        • Younger Viewers

                        Comments about this product:

                        I saw this movie years ago but didn't know the name of it. Well, while researching the schedule to find another sought after movie, I accidently ran across the description of this one and was so happy. The story is so heartwarming..the kind you would watch again. Lessons in it are good for young and old alike. Excellent. Thank you for showing this one.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great movie

                        By Barbarainnc

                        from NC

                        About Me Casual Viewer

                        Pros

                        • Entertaining
                        • Original

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • At Home

                          Comments about this product:

                          I first watched this movie back in the early 60's. I was about 7 or younger. I have always remembered this movie over all the rest I have seen. I didn't know the name. A few years ago I was flipping through the TV channels and there was the movie, the one I had seen so long ago. I had to get a copy. I just rewatched it today. I don't consider it to be a comedy. Heart warming and will touch your heart.

                          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great for Family Movie Night!

                          By Your Friendly Mailman

                          from Trumann AR

                          About Me Avid Moviegoer

                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining
                          • Great Cinematography

                          Cons

                          • Unoriginal

                          Best Uses

                          • At Home
                          • Perfect Gift
                          • Younger Viewers

                          Comments about this product:

                          I am one to watch a movie for education, out of curiosity, for entertainment, I have watched movies simply because of the actor in it or the Director that made it! This is a movies that is a true classic. It has one of the greatest actors of all time in it, but it also has a wonderful lesson as well! I am not one to say things like that about a movie, but you can't dismiss the point in it! Gramps (Lionel Barrymore) goes over the top in in giving his grandson (Bobs Watson) pretty much everything the boy wants, but not necessarily what he needs; spoils the boy, almost, to his own destruction. Gramps finds out the hard way that just isn't the best thing for anyone! I loved the idea of keeping Death in the apple tree! Gave everyone the idea that even Death could be cheated, and conned! Wonderful! It is a great movie for the entire family, has great acting and wonderful direction.

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