The 1925 film, Seven Chances, starring Buster Keaton, remains a landmark of cinematic comedy - with perhaps the greatest comedy chase scene ever in motion pictures.
The plot (since reworked into other rom-coms) involves a young man (Keaton's character) who will inherit seven million dollars per his late grandfather's will, but only if he marries by 7 p.m. on his 27th birthday - which is the very day the will is read. Buster's girlfriend (played by Ruth Dwyer) has been patiently waiting for Buster's proposal - but confusion about his motives (is it just for the money?) adds a complication - as do the 500 gold-digging wanna brides (extras Buster hired to chase him at the movie's climax) all of whom want to marry Buster for his money.
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