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SonOfTheExiles
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » February 18th, 2021, 12:49 am

“Brewster’s Millions”, by Winchell Smith (1871-1933) and Byron Ongley (1876–1915)

This classic play, based upon the novel of the same name by George Barr McCutcheon (1866 - 1928), is about a young man who must spend …dissipate, really ... a million dollars in order to inherit many millions more.

https://books.google.com.ph/books?id=SnMPAAAAQAAJ&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&hl=en&redir_esc=y

I’ve wanted to do this play for some time, but have never been able to find a PD copy. A little tic-tac-ing with the Google Books people has resulted in this 1925 copy being switched to full-view. (Huzzah!)

If you’re unfamiliar with the story, the classic 1945 film adaptation can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laAjS1RaBac

A short summary of the premise can be found here in this clip from the 1980s film version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FosFEzsLKiI
(And yikes! Who puts an oxygen cylinder next to an open fire?!)


Cheers,
Chris
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