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Brewster's Millions (1945)

Approved | | Comedy | 7 April 1945 (USA)
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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"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 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 »

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Montague L. 'Monty' Brewster: Say, I heard you were in the Navy.
Jackson: So did the Japs. And when they did, there was more Hari-Kari and throat cutting than at a Harlem red party.
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The best of the several versions
3 May 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Tune your brain to the days when a dollar bought a LOT. Then watch this version of "Brewster's Millions." It is absolutely hysterical, and none of the more recent versions come close.


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