Mastered from 35mm Materials Preserved by the Library of Congress
- Audio commentary and conversation by film historians Ken Gordon and Bruce Lawton
- A Brideless Groom (1947, 17 min.), a Three Stooges short that recycles
the premise of Seven Chances, co-written by Keaton collaborator Clyde
- 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
- Analysis of the Technicolor sequence by film historian Eric Grayson
- Gallery of production stills
- Music arranged and conducted by Robert Israel, in 2.0 stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
U.S. 1925 B&W / Color 56 Min.
Directed by Buster Keaton
Produced by Joseph M. Schenck
Screenplay by Clyde Bruckman, Jean Havez and Joseph Mitchell
Based on the play by Roi Cooper Megrue
Photographed by Elgin Lessley and Byron Houck
With Buster Keaton, Snitz Edwards, Ruth Dwyer
Music arranged and directed by Robert Israel
Licensed by Cohen Film Collection LLC
Special thanks to Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual
Produced for video by Bret Wood
Special thanks to Robert Arkus, Ken Gordon, Eric Grayson, Tim Lanza, and
This dazzling comedy showcases Keaton’s genius for super-sized slapstick
as it tells the story of 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 (Ruth Dwyer), Jimmie (Keaton) 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, setting in motion the most epic and surreal chase sequence of Keaton’s career.
© 1925 Buster Keaton Productions, Inc.; © renewed 1953 Loew’s, Inc. Special contents of this edition © 1995 Film Preservation Associates and © 2011 Cohen Film Collection LLC
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