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Seven Chances (1925)

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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Taglines:

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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Details

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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Production Co:

Buster Keaton Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The 2-strip Technicolor sequence which opens the film ran 275 feet. See more »

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The boulders are clearly fake - one boulder hits Buster and bounces off of him. See more »

Quotes

Jimmie Shannon: Would you marry me?
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Exhilarating comedy jewel from silent era genius
20 January 1999 | by pooch-8See all my reviews

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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