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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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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:
Hard To Top This For Silent Film Laughs See more (39 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:
A list of Buster Keaton "Seven Chances" includes the names Eugenia Gilbert, Judy King, Hazel Deane and Bartine Burkett, the real names of several actresses who appear in the film.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:
Featured in Reel Paradise (2005)See more »

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25 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Hard To Top This For Silent Film Laughs, 8 April 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Buster Keaton, a businessman who is about to get into some serious trouble and lose all his money, finds out his fortunes might change rapidly as a relative dies and leaves him $7 million. One hitch: he has to be married by his 27th birthday to qualify for the cash....and - surprise - today is his 27th birthday.

Well, he frantically searches for anyone to marry him, starting with his girlfriend and then working down to others. He has a list of seven women - all very pretty, I might add, even with that stupid 1920s overdone makeup. Poor Buster quickly strikes out on all seven of those.

Then - and here is where the real fun starts - his business partner puts a story in that day's newspaper saying his buddy is looking to marry a woman and collect $7 million. All you have to do is meet him at the church at 5 o'clock to marry him. Well, hundreds - maybe a thousand - women all storm the church! When Buster sees this - and then gets a note from his girlfriend saying she WILL marry him - he escapes from the church to meet her. Unfortunately, the chase is on as the multitude of women chase him all over town.

The hordes of women pursue him the main street, through a railroad yard, past the suburbs and finally into the countryside where he loses them. He still isn't home free as giant boulders start chasing him down a hill and then chase him for miles. Keaton keeps running and running through all of it. He has more endurance than an Olympic marathon runner! It's touch-and-go whether he can make it to see his girl by the 7 p.m. deadline and get married.

All of this takes place in a 56-minute film with the last 15 minutes being total insanity with that great chase scene.

Silent movie comedy entertainment.does not get much better than this.

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