Monty Brewster is a penniless, former U.S. Army soldier back from World War II Europe who learns that he has inherited $8 million from a distant relative. But there’s a catch: he must spend $1 million of that money in less than two months before his 30th birthday in order to inherit the rest.
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Excellent fast paced little comedy here. Felt a bit like a Carole Lombard film at times. Had only seen the lead in a few other films, like the noir Woman on the Run. Was nice to see him in a comedic role. Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson also gave a nice supporting performance, although Cabin In The Sky will probably always be his best moment.
Would that we had the wit and the comedic timing of the great screwball comedies. With a suberb script, wonderful performances and spot-on direction, this original soars above the crowd. A must-watch. The marvelous thing is the incredible American optimism of the entire production. We could use a dose of this now. Impeccable rhythm, the warp-speed pace just pushes us along to the conclusion with a rip and a roar!
Mildly amusing but so dated that it is depressing. A home in my neighborhood goes for $2-5 million now, and only all-cash offers accepted. Brewster could blow that million quickly just by going out to eat every night in San Francisco. Or by buying a movie poster for LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT (1927).
The film feels quite shockingly dated at first, but I gave it a chance, and I'm glad I did so. It requires a couple of minutes to adjust and tune in to the war propaganda of WW2, dialogues, and the cheesy humour. What at first strikes you as naive and old-fashioned quickly becomes charmingly adorable ;-) The cinematography is solid, and so is acting. Nothing groundbreaking here, but it's worth watching, I'd say.
I gave up after almost 40 minutes. This was too loud, a too agitated comedy where actually I didn't laugh at all.
I like films from that period of time, I like the way the women used to be, used to get their hairs done.
But this film was too much for me. When I pressed pause, i thought for myself - oh, now it is quiet. Enjoy it.