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Seven chances

Call Number

  • DVD COMEDY (CEN)

Edition

Ultimate edition.

Languages

Silent film with English intertitles and original music scores.

Performers

Buster Keaton, Snitz Edwards, Ruth Dwyer, T. Roy Barnes.

Publication Information

[New York, NY] : Kino Classics, [2011]

Summary

Title from container.

"Mastered from 35mm materials preserved by the Library of Congress"--Container.

Based on the play by Roi Cooper Megrue.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1925.

Special features: Audio commentary and conversation by film historians Ken Gordon and Bruce Lawton ; A brideless groom (1947, 17 minutes), a Three Stooges short that recycles the premise of Seven chances, co-written by Keaton collaborator Clyde Bruckman ; How a French nobleman got a wife through the New York Herald personal columns, a 1904 Edison short directed by Edwin S. Porter ; visual essay on the film's locations, by Silent echoes author John Bengtson ; analysis of the Technicolor sequence by film historian Eric Grayson ; gallery of production stills.

Jimmie is an eligible young bachelor who must marry by 7:00 p.m. in order to receive a $7 million inheritance. After bungling a proposal to his longtime sweetheart, he embarks on a desperate quest for a bride. He experiences a hilarious series of rejections until a newspaper announcement of Jimmie's predicament provides him with more fiancées than he can handle.

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