Seven Chances

In order to live up to the terms of a windfall inheritance, our hapless hero Buster has just one day to find a bride. Confidence leads to desperation and finally panic as he is reduced to “proposing to anyone in skirts, including a Scotsman.” The film is an avalanche of amazing and hilarious stunts, culminating in a famous chase in which a motley gang of angry would-be brides-some of them even women-pursue Buster across Los Angeles and into the heart of a rockslide. (Be prepared, however, for some racist sight gags of the sort common in many films of this period.)

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