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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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Brewsterin miljoonat  »

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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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Hacky Smith: But you've got three hundred and seventy-five grand in "The Girl With The Sweater!"
Montague L. 'Monty' Brewster: Must you be so material?
Nopper Harrison: There was no material in THAT sweater.
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screwball comedy that's worth the money
7 January 2004 | by (Peoria, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Unfortunately, mention of the film title today always stops with Richard Pryor. While the Peoria comedian deserves mention, his 1985 film is not the definitive version. You have to go back to 1945 to pick up the Dennis O'Keefe rendition. It's wild and wacky, silly enough to amuse but also throws a spotlight on Hollywood's special ability to let one escape from the real world for an hour or two. Good luck finding it!


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