Seven Chances (1925)

Seven Chances

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Told that he will inherit $7 million by 7 p.m. if he can get married in time, lovelorn lawyer Jimmie Shannon sets off on a wild bride-chase. The hilariously inventive comedy culminates with one of Buster Keaton's most renowned set pieces that finds him pursued through the streets of Los Angeles by a gaggle of wannabe-wives - as well as scores of massive, dislodged boulders.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: David Belasco, Roi Cooper Megrue, Joseph Mitchell, Clyde Bruckman, Jean Havez
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 11, 2000
Runtime:
MGM

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Cast


as Jimmie Shannon, Jimm...

as Mary Brown

as Billy Meekin

as The Attorney

as Mrs. Brown

as Hired Hand

as The Minister

as The Receptionist

as Man on the Landing
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Critic Reviews for Seven Chances

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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... Keaton transformed the material into his own brand of humor: from stage farce to snappy cinematic slapstick, with Buster turning verbal jokes into visual gags.

Full Review… | February 19, 2012
Turner Classic Movies Online

A superlative visual comedy

Full Review… | April 1, 2010
CinePassion

Solid Buster Keaton effort.

Full Review… | March 24, 2007
Combustible Celluloid

Audience Reviews for Seven Chances

½

This has to be one of the earliest examples of the modern genre "romantic comedy." Buster Keaton stars in and directs this film, which follows businessman Jimmie Shannon as he tries to win the affections of the woman he loves, while also trying to get his inheritance. Jimmie's uncle's will stipulates that Jimmie has to be married by the end of the day on his 27th birthday, and after being put off by his dream girl, Jimmie runs around town trying to find someone, anyone, to marry. This film was the basis for the impossibly annoying film "The Bachelor" and it's easy to see why they would remake it. This isn't one of Keaton's better films, as there aren't that many great stunts, and most of comedy revolves around a hoard of would-be brides that follow Jimmie around town. This is also his first film, that I've seen, that uses blackface, and horrible black stereotypes, which is uncomfortable to see. Other than those unfortunate scenes, it's another film that provides laughs.

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Spencer S.

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½

An absolutely hilarious comedy with great editing, score, framing and cinematography, even if the initial scenes in early Technicolor have not survived in such a good state - and it is really impressive to see so much action, thrill and energy in a movie made at that time.

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Carlos Magalh„es

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A classic! Many movies have been based on this story since this one. This is a must see movie.

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Aj V

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