Three on a Spree


1961

Film Details

Also Known As
Brewster's Millions
Genre
Comedy
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 28 Jun 1961
Production Company
Caralan Productions
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Brewster's Millions by George Barr McCutcheon (New York, 1902) and the play of the same name by Winchell Smith and Byron Ongley (New York 31 Dec 1906).

Synopsis

A young Englishman, Michael Brewster, learns he will inherit his late uncle's fortune of £8 million provided he can spend a million within a specified time. In addition, he cannot spend the money indiscriminately, he must show receipts for every penny, and he must disavow any matrimonial intentions--a stipulation that infuriates his girl friend, Susan. After quitting his job, Michael enlists the help of two colleagues and forms a finance company, determined to make bad deals and go bankrupt, but, unhappily, everything he touches turns to gold. Increasingly desperate, he deliberately invites a breach of promise suit by proposing to a showgirl who is starring in a show he has produced and then refusing to marry her. This scheme backfires, too, and money continues to pour in from unexpected sources, but at last, he manages to give away the unspent portion of the million pounds and is reunited with Susan.

Film Details

Also Known As
Brewster's Millions
Genre
Comedy
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 28 Jun 1961
Production Company
Caralan Productions
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Brewster's Millions by George Barr McCutcheon (New York, 1902) and the play of the same name by Winchell Smith and Byron Ongley (New York 31 Dec 1906).

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Released in Great Britain in November 1961; running time: 91 min. The working title of this film is Brewster's Millions. Copyright claimant: Eldorado Pictures. Previously filmed as Brewster's Millions in 1921, in 1935 (Great Britain) and in 1945.