|Brewster's Millions 1945 N/R, 79 min.|
Director: Allan Dwan
Cast: Dennis O'Keefe, Helen Walker, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, June Havoc, Gail Patrick, Mischa Auer, John Litel, Thurston Hall, Joe Sawyer, Nana Bryant, Herbert Rudley, Neil Hamilton, Byron Foulger, Barbara Pepper, Joseph Crehan
In this film, based on George Barr McCutcheon's novel, a World War II veteran Monty Brewster (Dennis O'Keefe) arrives home and learns that he has inherited one million dollars–the catch is he must spend it all within two months or he will not receive the rest of his inheritance. Another stipulation is that he cannot tell anyone about the inheritance. Brewster goes on a spending spree putting his money into bad investments, all of which turn into surprising profits. In the midst of his frenzy to spend the money, personal problems arise when he must postpone his wedding to Peggy (Helen Walker) but cannot tell her why. And still, the spending sprees continue.
|Brewster's Millions 1985 PG, 97 min.|
Director: Walter Hill
Cast: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Hume Cronyn, Jerry Orbach, Joe Grifasi, Pat Hingle, Tovah Feldshuh, Stephen Collins, Peter Jason, David White, Jerome Dempsey, David Wohl, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Milt Kogan
This version of George Barr McCutcheon's novel involves baseball player Montgomery Brewster (Richard Pryor) who will inherit $300 million if he can obey the will's stipulations, which include spending all of the money within one month and keeping the inheritance a secret. His friends–baseball catcher Spike Nolan and girlfriend Angela (John Candy and Lonette McKee)–do not understand the reason behind Brewster's spending spree and try to help, but that task proves overwhelming.
|Brewster's Millions (1945)|
|Brewster's Millions (1985)|
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