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Seven Chances (1925)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 15 March 1925 (USA)
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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 | 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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Buster takes all the chances of a young man who must marry by 7 o'clock to inherit seven million dollars with 700 prospective brides waiting at the church.(original newspaper ad) 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:

Seven Chances See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$210,748
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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

Buster Keaton had this project foisted upon him by producer Joseph M. Schenck, who had bought the rights to the hit Broadway show. Keaton later called it his least favorite feature and tried to keep film historian Raymond Rohauer from restoring the only known copy of the movie. See more »

Goofs

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?
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A very, very funny film!
19 November 2001 | by ebbpegSee all my reviews

I'm sorry to hear that Keaton didn't care for this film, because it was a truncated version of this film that introduced me to Buster Keaton when I was about six.

When the film gets going, it really takes off and I mean off the ground. The big chase in this film is a joy to see.

This is a must see Keaton film.


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