Jack: The car crashes and the man and woman are found dead, but there is no sign of the stranger. It's fairly obvious that he is Mr. Death, played by the great Cedric Hardwicke.
John: One of the things I love about this film is how Hardwicke plays the role. He is understated and creepy in his early appearances.
Christine: Several sources claim this was his favorite role. He does seem to be enjoying himself. He is not a frightening character, and seems very calm and gentle throughout the film.
Jack: We then switch gears to the main story, which concerns Julian Northrup, his wife Nellie, and their grandson Pud. Gramps and Nellie are a colorful old pair who either remind us of what our own grandparents were like or of what we wish they were like. Pud is the child of the couple killed in the car crash and he's now an orphan, but he will be raised by his grandparents. The relationship between the boy and his grandfather is delightful and is the highlight of the film.
Christine: I agree. These two worked well together.
Christine: This was a great scene. The comedy in this film is well played and helps keep the mood light.