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Seven Chances (1925)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 15 March 1925 (USA)
A man learns he will inherit a fortune if he marries by 7 p.m. that same day.

Director:

Buster Keaton

Writers:

Roi Cooper Megrue (adapted from David Belasco's famous comedy by), Clyde Bruckman (screen version) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Buster Keaton ... James Shannon
T. Roy Barnes ... Billy Meekin - James' Partner
Snitz Edwards ... James' Lawyer
Ruth Dwyer Ruth Dwyer ... Mary Jones - James' Girl
Frances Raymond Frances Raymond ... Mrs. Jones - Mary's Mother (as Frankie Raymond)
Erwin Connelly Erwin Connelly ... The Clergyman
Jules Cowles ... The Hired Hand
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Storyline

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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IT'S A SURE THING FOR YOU! (original newspaper ad- all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Sete Ocasiões de Pamplinas See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$210,748, 31 December 1925
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Silent

Color:

Black and White | Color (2-strip Technicolor) (opening sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Constance Talmadge: Popular actress and sister of Buster Keaton's wife at the time, Natalie Talmadge, has a small uncredited role. See more »

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In the scene with the rolling rocks, the knees of Jimmie's trousers are out in some shots and intact in others. See more »

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Title Card: By the time Jimmie had reached the church, he had proposed to everything in skirts, including a Scotchman.
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often re-made but this is the best
25 April 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This film might seem familiar, as it has been remade several times--the last time just a few years ago. Buster Keaton stands to inherit a fortune providing he marries before time expires. But, he has no prospects and time is running out--what to do, what to do? Well, he tries again and again and again with no luck. That is until the ladies find out about the fortune that awaits them as his bride. Then, EVERYONE under the sun comes out of the woodwork--all ages, races and sizes. And, because so much money is involved, it goes from being a cute comedy to complete pandemonium! These women WON'T take no for an answer and they are super-dooper aggressive--and Buster runs for his life! Well, the ladies aren't about to let their fortune get away and hundreds of maniacal brides-to-be (all in white) give chase--resulting in one of the funniest chases in film history. What happens next is for you to see for yourself. It's funny, well-made and fast paced fun.


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