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What Movie is this? Does anyone recognize the storyline from the 30's?

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Hi Film fans,

My son and I were discussion the old B&W classics and I cant for the life of me think of the title of a movie from I believe the late 30's.

The story was of a family that had this huge tree nearby their farm that if you climbed it you died!

Birds would land and drop to the ground.

I remember seeing it several times back in the 1960's on the daytime movie theatre on Los Angeles TV.

can anyone remember the title of the film? I'd Like to share it with my son.

Thanks!!

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Wouldn't be "On Borrowed Time" from 1939 would it?

Lionel Barrymore traps death in his apple tree when he comes calling for him.

It was just on TCM over the holidays.

One of those odd, enjoyable movies they just don't make anymore.

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Welcome to the boards. It is indeed ON BORROWED TIME and is the most asked about film on these boards. Everyone remembers the plot, but not the title.

 

TCM shows it fairly often, I seem to think it ran in the last month or so. It's also on DVD in the Warner Archive Collection. Click on "shop" at the top of this page, then "select vault collection" and you can look for it and order it there.

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THANK YOU!!!! On Borrowed Time, I'm ordering it today!

Glad I'm not the only one who remembered this interesting film!

 

I'm surprised that someone hasnt remade a modern version! LOL

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