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Title Seven chances [videorecording] / Joseph M. Schenck presents a Metro-Goldwyn production ; Buster Keaton Productions ; adapted from David Belasco's famous comedy by Roi Cooper Megrue ; screen version by Clyde Bruckman, Jean Havez & Joseph Mitchell ; directed by Buster Keaton. Neighbors / Joseph M. Schenck presents ; Metro Pictures Corporation ; written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline. The balloonatic / Joseph M. Schenck presents a First National attraction ; written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline.

Imprint New York, NY : Kino on Video, 2001.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Grandview Library DVD    SEV    Available
Description 1 videodisc (96 min.) : si., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Art of Buster Keaton
Note Seven chances "adapted from David Belasco's famous comedy by Roi Cooper Megrue."
Digitally mastered from archival prints.
Seven chances was originally released in 1925 (56 min.), Neighbors released in 1920 (18 min.) and The balloonatic released in 1923 (22 min.).
Credits [Seven chances]: photographed by Elgin Lessley and Byron Houck ; music arranged and directed by Robert Israel.
[Neighbors]: music arranged by Robert Israel.
[The balloonatic]: musical setting by John Muri.
Cast [Seven chances]: Buster Keaton, Ruth Dwyer, Ray Barnes [i.e. T. Roy Barnes], Snitz Edwards.
[Neighbors]: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox.
[The balloonatic]: Buster Keaton, Phyllis Haver.
Summary [Seven chances]: A romantically jinxed young man must marry by 7 PM to inherit seven million dollars. While fate seems to thwart his efforts to woo the object of his true affection, public announcement of his strange predicament provides him with a throng of would-be brides.
[Neighbors] Buster tries to woo his tenement sweetheart in spite of the barriers that stand between them.
[The balloonatic]: Buster is carried by hot air from a cityside amusement park to the rustic country where he ineptly struggles for survival and again somehow manages to stumble into romance.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD.
Language Silent films with English intertitles and original music scores.
Subject Megrue, Roi Cooper, 1883-1927 -- Film and video adaptations.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Inheritance and succession -- Drama.
Mate selection -- Drama.
Courtship -- Drama.
Balloon ascensions -- Drama.
Genre/Form Comedy films
Silent films
Short films
Added Author Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966.
Cline, Edward, 1892-1961.
Schenck, Joseph M., 1877-1961.
Bruckman, Clyde, 1894-1955.
Havez, Jean, 1872-1925.
Mitchell, Joseph A.
Dwyer, Ruth, 1898-1978.
Barnes, T. Roy, 1880-1937.
Edwards, Snitz, 1862-1937.
Fox, Virginia, 1902-1982.
Haver, Phyllis, 1899-1960.
Israel, Robert.
Muri, John.
Megrue, Roi Cooper, 1883-1927. Seven chances.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Metro Pictures Corporation.
First National Pictures, Inc.
Kino International Corporation.
Added Title 7 chances
Other Title Seven chances ; Neighbors ; The balloonatic
Added Title Neighbors.
The balloonatic.
Standard No. 738329012526
Music No. K125 Kino on Video

 
    
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