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Seven Chances (1925)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 15 March 1925 (USA)
A man learns he will inherit a fortune if he marries. By 7 p.m. Today.



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Complete credited cast:
Snitz Edwards ...
James' Lawyer
Ruth Dwyer ...
Mary Jones - James' Girl
Frances Raymond ...
Mrs. Jones - Mary's Mother (as Frankie Raymond)
Erwin Connelly ...
The Clergyman
Jules Cowles ...
The Hired Hand


Financial broker Jimmie Shannon is nearly bankrupt when an attorney presents grandfather's will leaving him seven million dollars. In order to inherit the money Jimmie must marry before 7 pm on his 27th birthday - today! Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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15 March 1925 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Sete Ocasiões de Pamplinas  »

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| (2-strip Technicolor) (opening sequence)

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1.33 : 1
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »


Mary's note changes slightly between the time she writes it and the time Jimmie reads it. See more »


Billy Meekin - James' Partner: How many of these girls do you know? You have seven chances.
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Remade as Husbands Beware (1956) See more »

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One of Keaton's top three comedy features
8 June 2005 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

This is one of Keaton's absolute best comedies and a superb example of clever invention -in narrative, in gag development, and in the use of composition and editing to achieve comedic effects. Among the unforgettable moments are:

The trip from the country club to his sweetheart's home and back by hopping in a car and letting the backgrounds dissolve.

The marriage proposal response from the balcony of the country club.

The stairway proposal - one going up and one coming down.

The hatcheck girl's response to her proposal.

Jean Arthur's bit part as "Miss Smith."

The proposal while driving and the resultant encounter with a tree.

The ethnic mistake.

The barber with the dummy heads.

The Julian Eltinge error.

The race of expectant brides to reach the church.

The clocks in a shop window of different times.

The ladies' absorption of the bricks.

The football field invasion.

The turtle on Buster's tie.

The entire twenty minute concluding chase, especially with the onslaught of the rocks.

Kino's print is the best of all the Keaton films they have released-crisp, clear, sharp and flawless. This Metro-Goldwyn feature only lasts for 56 minutes but it seems to whiz by in even shorter time than that. The score is one for violin,piano and drums. Although much is made of the short opening two-strip Technicolor scenes- four of them

  • in this print it is a red wash- no color at all. The rest of the film

is beautifully tinted.

Don't miss this one - a great great comedy.

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