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Brewster's Millions (1945)

 -  Comedy  -  7 April 1945 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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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. 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 Matthew Patay

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7 April 1945 (USA)  »

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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 »

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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 »

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Montague L. 'Monty' Brewster: I heard you'd join the Navy.
Jackson: So did the Japs. There was more Hari-Kari and throat cutting than a Harlem rent party.
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Version of Brewster's Millions (1985) See more »

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Bridal Chorus
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from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
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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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