Brewster's Millions (1945)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  7 April 1945 (USA)
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In order to inherit $7,000,000, an ex-soldier must spend $1,000,000 in two months' time.



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Monty Brewster is a penniless, former U.S. Army soldier back from World War II Europe who learns that he has inherited $8 million from a distant relative, but there's a catch: he must spend $1 million of that money in less than two months before his 30th birthday in order to inherit the rest. Since he cannot tell anyone about spending the money as part of the agreement, everyone thinks that Brewster has flipped when he practically knocks himself out on a spending spree to get rid of the $1 million in time. Written by Matthew Patay

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7 April 1945 (USA)  »

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Brewsterin miljoonat  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 31, 1947 with Dennis O'Keefe reprising his film role. See more »


When the man first comes from the law firm and asks Brewster a bunch of questions about his identity, he specifically asks if he was born in 1914, and Brewster says yes. The movie was released in April 1945, and there is absolutely no indication that it is any earlier. Brewster had to spend all the money by his 30th birthday, which was impossible, as his birthday had already passed several months earlier. See more »


Nopper Harrison: Is he still talking to himself?
Jackson: No, he's answering himself now.
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Dated, but light and funny
18 August 2007 | by (Bellingham, WA) – See all my reviews

This is an easy movie to watch. What stood out to me was the scene where Monty is sharing his million when first having gotten word of possibly receiving it. He informs the surrounded group how each will benefit, one will run a corporation, one have a fleet of taxis, another will never have to wash another dish, and Rochester, the black servant, will, "have a job for life!" Wow, thanks boss.

But I like the film. It is silly and harmless. It reminded me of William Vanderbilt, the son of Cornelius. He inherited umpteen millions and spent wildly in his lifetime, abetted by his shrew of a wife, yet when he died, he had almost exactly the amount he had inherited.

It should happen to us.

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