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On Borrowed Time (1939)

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99 min | Drama, Fantasy

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.
Writers
Alice D.G. Miller (screen play) | Frank O'Neill (screen play) | Claudine West (screen play) | Paul Osborn (based on the play by) | Lawrence Edward Watkin (from a dramatization of the novel "On Borrowed Time" by)
Composer
Franz Waxman (musical score)
Cinematographer
Joseph Ruttenberg (photographed by)
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Updated Jul 6, 1939

Release date
Jul 7, 1939 (United States)

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24 cast members
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Lionel Barrymore
Julian Northrup - Gramps Julian Northrup - Gramps   See fewer
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Cedric Hardwicke
Mr. Brink (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke) Mr. Brink (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)   See fewer
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Beulah Bondi
Nellie - Granny Nellie - Granny   See fewer
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Una Merkel
Marcia Giles Marcia Giles   See fewer
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Nat Pendleton
Mr. Grimes Mr. Grimes   See fewer
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Henry Travers
Dr. Evans Dr. Evans   See fewer
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Grant Mitchell
Mr. Pilbeam Mr. Pilbeam   See fewer
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Eily Malyon
Demetria Riffle Demetria Riffle   See fewer
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James Burke
Sheriff Burlingame Sheriff Burlingame   See fewer
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Charles Waldron
Reverend Murdock Reverend Murdock   See fewer
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Ian Wolfe
Charles Wentworth Charles Wentworth   See fewer
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Phillip Terry
Bill Lowry Bill Lowry   See fewer
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Truman Bradley
James Northrup James Northrup   See fewer
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Dorothy Adams
Florist (uncredited) Florist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barbara Bedford
Mrs. James Northrup (uncredited) Mrs. James Northrup (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sonny Bupp
Boy in Tree (uncredited) Boy in Tree (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hans Conried
Man in Convertible (uncredited) Man in Convertible (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard C. Hickman
Chief Surgeon (uncredited) Chief Surgeon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dickie Jones
Boy in Tree (uncredited) Boy in Tree (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Lloyd
Chief of Police (uncredited) Chief of Police (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Oliver
State Trooper (uncredited) State Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Doris Rankin
Mrs. Burlingame (uncredited) Mrs. Burlingame (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Schlickenmayer
First Stretcher Bearer (uncredited) First Stretcher Bearer (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.8 / 10 | 1,619 votes