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Seven Chances
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Director:
Writers:
Roi Cooper Megrue (adapted from David Belasco's famous comedy by)
Clyde Bruckman (screen version) ...
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Release Date:
11 March 1925 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A man learns he will inherit a fortune if he marries. By 7 p.m. Today. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Exhilarating comedy jewel from silent era genius See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Buster Keaton ... James Shannon
T. Roy Barnes ... James' Partner
Snitz Edwards ... James' Lawyer
Ruth Dwyer ... James' Girl
Frances Raymond ... Mother of James' Girl (as Frankie Raymond)
Erwin Connelly ... The Clergyman
Jules Cowles ... The Hired Hand
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jean Arthur ... Miss Smith - Country Club Receptionist (uncredited)
Lori Bara ... Mother of Underage Girl (uncredited)
Bartine Burkett ... Country Club Girl (uncredited)
Rosalind Byrne ... Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
Louise Carver ... Prospective Bride Who Operates Crane (uncredited)
Doris Deane ... Girl Proposed to on Golf Course (uncredited)
Hazel Deane ... The Refuser (uncredited)
Connie Evans ... Country Club Girl (uncredited)
Eugenia Gilbert ... Girl in Big Hat Who Laughs at James' Proposal (uncredited)
Rosa Gore ... Prospective Bride in Church (uncredited)
Edna Hammon ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Marion Harlan ... Girl Proposed to While Driving (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Jean C. Havez ... Man Getting Off Elevator (uncredited)
Judy King ... Shredder of 'Will You Marry Me' Note (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Rosalind Mooney ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Barbara Pierce ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Kate Price ... Prospective Bride at Church (uncredited)
Billy Rinaldi ... Boy (uncredited)
Julian Rivero ... Barber (uncredited)

Constance Talmadge ... Girl in Car (uncredited)
Pauline Toller ... Country Club Girl (uncredited)
S.D. Wilcox ... Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Buster Keaton 
 
Writing credits
Roi Cooper Megrue (adapted from David Belasco's famous comedy by)

Clyde Bruckman (screen version) &
Jean C. Havez (screen version) (as Jean Havez) &
Joseph A. Mitchell (screen version) (as Joseph Mitchell)

Produced by
Buster Keaton .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Robert Israel (1995) (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Byron Houck (photography)
Elgin Lessley (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Buster Keaton (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Fred Gabourie 
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Denver Harmon .... electrician
 
Music Department
Robert Israel .... music arranger (1995 version)
Robert Israel .... music compiler (1995 version)
 
Other crew
Joseph M. Schenck .... presenter
David Shepard .... video producer (1995 version) (as David H. Shepard)
Tony Campanaro .... wrangler (uncredited)
Fred Gabourie .... technical director (uncredited)
 
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56 min
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Black and White | Color (2-strip Technicolor) (some sequences)
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Trivia:
Included among the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die', edited by Steven Jay Schneider.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the scene with the rolling rocks, the knees of Jimmie's trousers are out in some shots and intact in others.See more »
Quotes:
Jimmie Shannon:(looking at a list of possible brides) Who bats next?See more »
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Exhilarating comedy jewel from silent era genius, 20 January 1999
Author: pooch-8 from Fargo, North Dakota

I love Seven Chances as much if not more than any of Keaton's other features, even if it does not enjoy the same reputation as The General or Sherlock, Jr. Using the sure-fire concept of a man who must take a wife or lose a fortune, Buster builds and executes one of his greatest extended gag sequences -- the chase of the reluctant groom by the army of brides. The first sections of the film detail Buster's inability to get anyone to take his proposal of marriage seriously, and then Buster pulls out all the stops on the famine to feast prospect once scores of women of all shapes and sizes begin to hunt down our hero while dressed in their wedding gowns. Seven Chances completely capitalizes on its comic potential, and Buster offers up another unbelievable tour de force of superb movie making.

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