Seven Chances (1925)

Short Feature Film
Director: Buster Keaton
Writers: Clyde Bruckman, Jean Havez, Joseph Mitchell, Roi Cooper Megrue, David Belasco
Cinematographers: Byron Houck, Elgin Lessley
Composer: Robert Israel (1995)
Cast: Buster Keaton, T. Roy Barnes, Snitz Edwards, Ruth Dwyer, Frankie Raymond, Erwin Connelly, Jules Cowles

With his business in severe financial trouble, the news of a seven million dollar inheritance couldn’t come at a better time for Jimmie, unfortunately a clause put in the will by his grandfather means that he must be married by seven p.m. on his twenty seventh birthday or forfeit the money, which just so happens to be today – cue a mad search for a willing bride, in Keaton’s for the most part only moderately entertaining comedy, which is enlivened considerably by a wonderful chase sequence towards the end, featuring some of his most thrilling stunt work. Iain.Stott