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! —IMDb
Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895, to a pair of vaudeville performers. Spending his childhood on the road with his family, he earned the nickname Buster at the age of six months. By the age of three, the youngster was appearing as part of his parents act whenever they could evade child labor laws. In vaudeville, Keaton developed remarkable talents as an acrobatic comedian with a superb sense of timing, and became a rising star by his teens. In early 1917, Buster left his act with his parents, and appeared in a Broadway comic revue later that year, but the key to Keaton’s future came when he met a fellow vaudeville comedian. Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle was starring in a low-budget two-reel screen comedy, The Butcher Boy, and invited Keaton to play a small role in the picture. The two hit it off and became a successful onscreen team, starring in a long string of comic hits. Fascinated by the medium of film, Keaton soon began writing their pictures, and assisted in directing… read more
"Seven Chances" is not my favorite Keaton film, but it's a great feature packed with hysterical sight gags, some subtle and others epic. In the first half, Keaton riffs on his character's desperate search for a bride, delivering one creative proposal rejection after another. It becomes a bit redundant, but the second half's escape from a horde of women is wild and thrilling. Best bit involves fallen football players.