Death takes human form and comes to Earth looking to take old man Gramps Northrup (Lionel Barrymore) into the afterlife. However, Gramps is caring for his orphaned grandson with an uncertain future, so he refuses to acquiesce. The cagey codger tricks the Grim Reaper into climbing an apple tree and traps him there to buy more time, but this only leads to other problems. Cedric Hardwicke, Bobs Watson, and Beulah Bondi co-star in this whimsical fantasy. 99 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.