Brewster's Millions (1920)

Genres - Comedy  |   Release Date - Jan 28, 1921 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

This second of seven film versions of the old theatrical chestnut Brewster's Millions starred Roscoe Arbuckle, better known to his fans as Fatty. The rotund comedian plays a young lawyer who inherits a vast fortune. But in order to claim his legacy, he must spend a million dollars within a set time period. Adapted by Walter Woods from the play by Winchell Smith and Byron Ongley (which in turn was based on a novel by George Barr McCutcheon), Brewster's Millions had "box office hit" written all over it, and might have been as much were it not for the sex scandal that destroyed Arbuckle's career. The most recent incarnation of Brewster's Millions was lensed in 1985, with Richard Pryor in the lead.




millionaire, fortune [wealth], inheritance, man