Miss Brewster's Millions

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.[1][2][3] 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.[4]

Miss Brewster's Millions
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Directed byClarence G. Badger
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
Written byMonte Brice (adaptation)
Lloyd Corrigan (writer)
Harold Shumate (writer)
Based onBrewster's Millions
by George Barr McCutcheon
Brewster's Millions
by Winchell Smith and Byron Ongley
StarringBebe Daniels
CinematographyH. Kinley Martin
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • March 22, 1926 (1926-03-22)
Running time
72 minutes;
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


Polly Brewster, a penniless Hollywood extra, inherits one million dollars from her recently deceased father. However, young lawyer Tom Hancock informs her that she cannot spend the money but must invest it. Her Uncle Ned Brewster 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.


Preservation status

Miss Brewster's Millions is now considered a lost film.[5]


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