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... See full summary »
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. But since he cannot tell anyone about him 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
"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 a phone rings on Brewster's desk, he picks up the wrong phone. His friend answers the ringing phone and passes it to Brewster and then places Brewster's hand set on the ringing phone's cradle, which would have ended the phone call. Brewster finishes his call and puts the handset on the other cradle. Then that phone rings and he has another conversation which is also impossible. See more »
Alan Dwan was sent out in 1911 to find a missing film crew. According to the story, the director was out on a bender and Dwan cabled the home office "You have no director. Suggest you disband company." Back came a telegram saying "You direct." With this telegram he went to the crew and said "Either I'm a director or you're out of a job." "You're the best director we ever saw!" And direct he did for the next fifty years, sometimes shorts, sometimes prime features with Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and often in the Bs, but always doing his best.
This is one of his best Bs, based on a story written by George Barr McCutcheon, which he wrote under a pen name to prove he could write a best-seller without depending on his name to sell it. It was a best seller. The stage play that this movie was based on was also a hit, and so is this farce, directed at top speed with a great cast. If it ever shows up anywhere you can reach it, go to see it.
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