Three on a Spree

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Three on a Spree
"Three on a Spree" (1961).jpg
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Produced by Edward Small (executive)
George Fowler
David E. Rose (executive)
Written by George Barr McCutcheon (novel, "Brewster's Millions")
Winchell Smith and Byron Ongley (play, "Brewster's Millions")
Starring Jack Watling
Carole Lesley
John Slater
Music by Ken Thorne
Cinematography Stephen Dade
Edited byBert Rule
Caralan Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
28 June 1961
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Three on a Spree is a 1961 British comedy film directed by Sidney J. Furie and starring Jack Watling, Carole Lesley and John Slater. It is based on the 1902 novel Brewster's Millions by George Barr McCutcheon, which became the hit 1906 play written by Winchell Smith and Byron Ongley, which had been previously filmed by Edward Small in 1945. [1]


It was shot at Walton Studios. The film's sets were designed by the art director John Blezard.


Michael Brewster stands to inherit £8,000,000; but only on condition he spends the first million in sixty days.


Critical reception

The New York Times found it "all unbelievable and more than a little unpleasant". [1]

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  1. 1 2 Eugene Archer (31 August 1961). "Three on a Spree". The New York Times.