Brewster's Millions (1914) - Rotten Tomatoes

Brewster's Millions (1914)




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Brewster's Millions, a stage play by Winchell Smith and Byron Ongley (itself adapted from a novel by George Barr McCutcheon) would be filmed no fewer than seven times over a seventy-year period. This 1914 version was the first; it starred Edward Abeles, who previously headlined the stage version. Abeles plays Monty Brewster, who inherits a multimillion-dollar estate. There's only one catch: Brewster must spend a million dollars within a year if he is to earn his legacy. If that sounds simple, then you don't know your three-act stage farces. Often incorrectly credited to Cecil B. DeMille, Brewster's Millions was actually directed by DeMille's Famous Players-Lasky colleague Oscar Apfel.


Edward Abeles
as Robert Brewster
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Critic Reviews for Brewster's Millions

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Mr. Abeles did many funny things, and his performances were the only ones that elicited any chuckle. Between his humorous oases there were arid spots of desert dullness.

February 5, 2021 | Full Review…

Plenty of vim and vigor to this feature picture. It pulsates with a palpitating motion after the first two reels of planting the foundation are finished.

February 5, 2021 | Full Review…

With an amusing plot, plenty of adventure, admirable characterization so far as the central figures are concerned, and charm of treatment, Brewster's Millions seems to be a successful contribution to Lasky quality of production.

February 5, 2021 | Full Review…

Not often has so gifted, so eloquent a comedian, in the highest sense of that word, appeared on the screen. The artistry of Abeles' pantomimic performance as Monty Brewster will be remembered when the best of slapstick comedians has been forgotten.

February 5, 2021 | Full Review…

In it Edward Abeles who created the role of Monty Brewster in the stage version of the story, duplicates his success and there is every reason why the film should score a hit equal to that of the play and of the book itself.

February 5, 2021 | Full Review…

Edward Abeles, who played the part or Monty Brewster some 1,900 times on the speaking stage, has surprised his most extravagant well wishers and admirers by his almost uncanny knowledge of "screen technique."

February 5, 2021 | Full Review…

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