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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 matt-282

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Trivia

"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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jackson: I'd've been here sooner but I got a new motorcycle and it's breakin' me in.
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Connections

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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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We're in the Money
2 February 2009 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

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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