Brewster's Millions

Brewster's Millions

Allan Dwan (1945)

79min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The idea of a young man who must spend a million to inherit many times that amount is one of the most popular comedy plots, with seven film versions dating back almost to the dawn of cinema. This time Dennis O'Keefe is the guy who finds it harder to spend his loot than he expects. Although only sporadically amusing, this fast-paced farce is still probably the funniest take on the tale.

Summary

A baseball player is stunned to learn he has come into a massive inheritance. Unfortunately, there is one condition - he must somehow find a way to spend $30million in just one month, or he will lose the lot. Meanwhile, two scheming lawyers, who stand to get the money if he fails, are determined to sabotage his efforts. Comedy, starring Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee and Jerry Orbach.

Cast & Crew

Monty Brewster Dennis O'Keefe
Peggy Gray Helen Walker
Jackson Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
Trixie Summers June Havoc
Barbara Drew Gail Patrick
Michael Michaelovich Mischa Auer
Director Allan Dwan
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. Ltd
Comedy