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Seven Chances
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Director:
Writers:
Roi Cooper Megrue (adapted from David Belasco's famous comedy by)
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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:
One of Keaton's top three comedy features See more (35 total) »

Cast

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Buster Keaton ... James Shannon
T. Roy Barnes ... His Partner
Snitz Edwards ... His Lawyer
Ruth Dwyer ... His Girl
Frances Raymond ... Her Mother (as Frankie Raymond)
Erwin Connelly ... The Clergyman
Jules Cowles ... The Hired Hand
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jean Arthur ... Miss Smith - Receptionist at Country Club (uncredited)
Lori Bara ... Mother of Underage Girl (uncredited)
Bartine Burkett ... Girl at Country Club (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 ... Girl at Country Club (uncredited)
Eugenia Gilbert ... Girl in Big Hat Who Laughs at Buster's 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 ... Girl at Country Club (uncredited)
S.D. Wilcox ... Policeman (uncredited)
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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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Runtime:
56 min
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Black and White | Color (2-strip Technicolor) (some sequences)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Cameo: [Constance Talmadge]Popular actress and sister of Buster Keaton's wife at the time, Natalie Talmadge, has a small uncredited role.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Mary's note changes slightly between the time she writes it and the time Jimmie reads it.See more »
Quotes:
Jimmie Shannon:(looking at a list of possible brides) Who bats next?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in What-No Beer? (1933)See more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
One of Keaton's top three comedy features, 8 June 2005
Author: (aandersen@landmark.edu) from Putney, VT

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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