On Borrowed Time (1939)

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A cantankerous old man takes in his beloved, orphaned grandson, whom he must protect at all costs, including from an agent of Death with the help of a magical apple tree.

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  • Beulah Bondi and Eily Malyon in On Borrowed Time (1939)
  • Lionel Barrymore, Eily Malyon, Henry Travers, and Bobs Watson in On Borrowed Time (1939)
  • Beulah Bondi, Eily Malyon, and Bobs Watson in On Borrowed Time (1939)
  • Lionel Barrymore, Beulah Bondi, Eily Malyon, and Bobs Watson in On Borrowed Time (1939)
  • Lionel Barrymore, Eily Malyon, Una Merkel, and Bobs Watson in On Borrowed Time (1939)
  • Lionel Barrymore, Eily Malyon, Una Merkel, and Bobs Watson in On Borrowed Time (1939)

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6 September 2003 | RoundingSecond
10
| Best Movie I've Ever Seen
This is by far my favorite movie ever. The relationship between Pud and Gramps was incredible. This movie brought back many memories of my Grandfather and the relationship we had. I loved how Gramps trapped Mr. Brink (Death) up an apple tree when he came calling for him. It also showed what could happen if nobody ever died. This is a great movie for children with a message at the end that it's not that terrible pass away. My favorite line of the movie was from Gramps when he said, "I'll see you where the woodbine twinth."

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