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  Buster Keaton (center).
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Seven Chances
(1925) American
Color/B&W : Six reels / 5113 feet
Directed by Buster Keaton

Cast: Buster Keaton [James Shannon], T. Roy Barnes [William Meekin, his business partner], Snitz Edwards [the lawyer], Ruth Dwyer [Mary Jones, Jimmie’s girl], Frankie Raymond [her mother], Erwin Connelly [the clergyman], Jules Cowles [the hired man]; Eugenia Gilbert [the first chance], Doris Deane [the second chance], Judy King [the third chance], Hazel Deane [the fourth chance], [?] Bartine Burkett? [the fifth chance], Connie Evans [the sixth chance], Pauline Taller (Pauline Toler) [the seventh chance], Loro Bara, Marion Harlan, Eugénie Burkette, Edna Hammon, Barbara Pierce, Jean Arthur, Rosalind Mooney, Rosalind Byrne [the hat check girl], [?] ? [‘Miss Smith,’ the country club switchboard operator], Jean Havez [the man at the office building stairs]

Buster Keaton Productions, Incorporated, production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn Distributing Corporation. / Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Screen version (scenario) by Clyde Bruckman, Jean Havez and Joseph Mitchell, from the play Seven Chances by Roi Cooper Magrue. Art direction by Fred Gabourie. Electrician, Denver Harmon. Photography (cinematography) by Elgin Lessley and Byron Houck. Presented by Joseph M. Schenck. / © 22 April 1925 by Buster Keaton Productions, Incorporated [LP21376]. Released 16 March 1925. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. Technicolor two-strip color process sequences. [?] FilmYearBook-1926 p. 53 lists the release date as 22 March 1925.


Survival status: Print exists in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Cohen Media Group.

Keywords: African-Americans - Animals: Horses - Blackface - Churches - Color cinematography - Country clubs - Inheritances - Licenses (Marriage) - Marriages - Newspapers - Provisions - Stockbrokers - Tickets (Train) - Wills

Listing updated: 20 May 2018.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Brownlow-Parade p. 487; Dardis-Keaton pp. 114, 115, 122, 124-126, 133, 144, 291; Eames-MGM p. 21; Everson-American pp. 271, 273, 280; Fell-History p. 96; FilmYearBook-1926 p. 53; Kerr-Silent pp. 37, 212, 217, 218, 225, 229, 234, 235, 236, 240, 293; Limbacher-Feature p. 218; McGhee-Wayne p. 107; Mottram-Danish p. 75; Robinson-Palace p. 122; Sinyard-Silent pp. 114, 115; Vermilye-Twenties p. 101 : Website-AFI.

Home video: Blu-ray Disc, DVD.

Streaming: Amazon.

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