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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.

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writers:

George Barr McCutcheon (novel), Winchell Smith (stage play) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Dennis O'Keefe ... Montague L. 'Monty' Brewster
Helen Walker ... Peggy Gray
June Havoc ... Trixie Summers
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Jackson
Gail Patrick ... Barbara Drew
Mischa Auer ... Mickey Mikhailovich
Nana Bryant ... Mrs. Gray
John Litel ... Swearengen Jones
Joe Sawyer ... Hacky Smith
Neil Hamilton ... Mr. Grant
Herbert Rudley ... Nopper Harrison
Thurston Hall ... Colonel Drew
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Botando un millón See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The $1,000,000.00 in 1945 dollars is worth $14,002,111.11 in 2019 dollars See more »

Goofs

Peggy announces she's leaving on Friday, September 13th because that's the day Monty promised they could be married. However, in 1944, September 13th was a Wednesday. They may have gotten mixed up with Monty's birthday being on October 13th, which was actually a Friday in 1944. See more »

Quotes

Jackson: Say, boss, you do about the most expensive strip tease I've ever seen.
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Connections

Version of Brewster's Billions See more »

Soundtracks

Havoc in June
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Music by Louis Forbes
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screwball comedy that's worth the money
7 January 2004 | by Steve-318See 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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