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On Borrowed Time (1939) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Harold S. Bucquet and produced by Sidney Franklin.

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Watching 1939: On Borrowed Time (1939)

on Apr 9, 2020 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them.?As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, tha... Read full article


on Aug 13, 2019 From Caftan Woman

Lawrence Edward Watkin's moving and thoughtful novel On Borrowed Time was adapted by playwright Paul Osborn for the Broadway stage with its themes of death and life presented to the audience in all its intimacy in 1938. Frank Conroy, Dudley Digges, Peter Miner That first production starred Du... Read full article

On Borrowed Time(1939).

By Dawn on Apr 10, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

On Borrowed Time(1939). The film is based on a novel by Lawrence Edward Watkin. Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Beulah Bondi and Sir Cedric Hardwicke. Barrymore plays Julian Northrup, a wheelchair user (Barrymore had broken his hip twice and was now using a wheelchair, though he continued to act), who, with... Read full article

On Borrowed Time (1939)

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

Sometimes a film comes into your life at the exact moment you need it. And other times it's inconvenient or painful. My grandfather passed away Friday night. When I woke up Saturday morning I turned on the TV to watch TCM. Classic film as emotional therapy has always been a way for me to cope with w... Read full article

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Quotes from

Julian Northrup: I can't stand these holier-than-thou folks. If a man's a good Republican, or a mason or an elk, that's good enough for me. Live and let live, that's my motto.

Julian Northrup: Live and let live, that's my motto.
Mr. Brink: Yes. You can hardle expect me to second that.

Julian Northrup: I'm going away... where the woodbine twineth.

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Facts about

The original Broadway production of "On Borrowed Time" by Paul Osborn opened at the Longacre Theater on February 3, 1938, closing in November 1938 after 321 performances. The major players (with their character names) were Dudley Digges (Julian Northrup - Gramps), Frank Conroy (Mr. Brinks), Dorothy Stickney (Nellie - Granny), Jean Adair (Demetria Riffle) and Peter Miner (Pud)
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 1, 1946 with Lionel Barrymore reprising his film role.
H.C. Potter was hired to direct, but he was replaced by Harold S. Bucquet before production began.
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