Concert Notes


Buster Keaton


'Seven Chances'


R. Jelani Eddington

at the
Harrah Symphonic Organ

April 2, 2011

      SEVEN CHANCES is a 1925 American comedy silent film directed by and starring Buster Keaton, based on a play written by David Belasco. Additional casts members include T. Roy Barnes, Snitz Edwards, Ruth Dwyer, and others. The film also stars Jean Arthur, a future 1930s screwball actor, in an uncredited supporting role as a telephone operator. The film's opening scenes were shot in early Technicolor, and this rare color footage still survives on the Kino International special edition DVD print.
    Jimmy Shannon (Buster Keaton) is a partner in a financial brokerage firm that is on the brink of financial ruin when he is presented with his grandfather's will, according to which he is bequeathed seven million dollars on the condition that he marry by 7:00 p.m. on his 27th birthday, which happens to be the same day he learns of the bequest. Shannon, with the help of his partner and a lawyer, must find a bride who will wed him that very day. (Wikipedia)