Miss Brewster's Millions
|Miss Brewster's Millions|
|Directed by||Clarence G. Badger|
Adolph Zukor |
Jesse L. Lasky
Monte Brice (adaptation)|
Lloyd Corrigan (writer)
Harold Shumate (writer)
by George Barr McCutcheon
by Winchell Smith and Byron Ongley
|Cinematography||H. Kinley Martin|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Miss Brewster's Millions is a 1926 American silent comedy film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. Clarence G. Badger directed and the ever-popular Bebe Daniels starred. It was based on a novel by George Barr McCutcheon and a play adaptation of the same name by Winchell Smith and Byron Ongley, which had been filmed before in 1921 with Roscoe Arbuckle.
Polly Brewster (Daniels), a penniless Hollywood extra, inherits one million dollars from her recently deceased father. However, young lawyer Tom Hancock (Baxter) informs her that she cannot spend the money but must invest it. Her Uncle Ned Brewster (Sterling) arrives and in revenge for indignities his brother made him suffer, he offers Polly his entire fortune of $5 million on the condition that she spend the inherited million within 30 days or less. Polly gleefully sets about investing, gives a great ball and fashion show, and runs down a man with her car and has him sue for a large sum. However, when the deadline arrive, Uncle Ned proves to be penniless; there is no $5 million to be inherited. However, Polly finds that her investment in a motion picture company has yielded a handsome return, and she finds happiness with Tom.
- Bebe Daniels as Polly Brewster
- Warner Baxter as Thomas B. Hancock Jr.
- Ford Sterling as Ned Brewster
- André de Beranger as Mr. Brent
- Miss Beresford as Landlady
- The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
- The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Miss Brewster's Millions
- Miss Brewster's Millions at Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files: Paramount Pictures 1926 Archived 2015-08-22 at the Wayback Machine.
- Brewster's Millions on Broadway New Amsterdam and Hudson Theatres, beginning Dec. 31, 1906; IBDb.com
- The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog