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Brewster's Millions (1935)

 |  Comedy, Musical  |  5 April 1935 (USA)
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Jack Brewster is a pennyless English lad who learns that he has inherited 6 million pounds sterling from a recently deceased relative. But soon learns that he must spend 500,000 pounds in ... See full summary »

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Jack Buchanan ...
Lili Damita ...
Rosalie La Rue
Nancy O'Neil ...
Cynthia
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Miss Plimsole
Ian McLean ...
McLeod (as Ian Maclean)
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Freddy
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Dennis Hoey ...
Mario
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Pedro
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Mrs. Barry
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Ferago, the Mayor
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Jack Brewster is a pennyless English lad who learns that he has inherited 6 million pounds sterling from a recently deceased relative. But soon learns that he must spend 500,000 pounds in 60 days to inherit the rest of the money, or forfeit the entire inheritance. Written by Matthew Patay

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First Film of Fred Emney. See more »

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I Think I Can
Music by Ray Noble
Lyrics by Douglas Furber
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Lack Of Flair In directing and choreography hampers film
29 May 2012 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This was the first sound version of this hoary old chestnut but already it was the fourth film version.Jack Buchanan and the rest of the cast are poorly directed.there are some good tunes but they are woefully staged and filmed.They are often photographed in medium shot or medium close up.Just compare them to say "the Carioca","the continental" or "Lullaby of Broadway".All numbers which still linger in the memory.Here the numbers just seem to go on for ages with no particular purpose.The best things in this film are Lil Damita and Fred Emney.the sight of Emney trying a high step routine is definitely one to behold.The climax of this film is a sad comedic failure and about as unfunny as you could get.Not a memorable effort.


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