Watch It: Seven Chances (1925)
Buster Keaton’s Seven Chances was released on March 11, 1925. In it, Buster plays Jimmy Shannon, a partner in a financial brokerage firm that is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. He’s presented with his grandfather’s will which leaves him seven million dollars but – there’s a but – only on the condition that he marry by 7:00 pm on his 27th birthday. The catch is he’s turning 27 that day. Wackiness ensues.
Seven Chances isn’t Keaton’s finest by long stretch, but it is still a Keaton and still very funny. Plus, you can watch it right now.