Ballet based on Buster Keaton’s “Seven Chances”


The story of Seven Chances was by no means a new one when Buster Keaton adapted it into a feature; the plot about a young man racing against time to procure a bride and fabulous fortune had been adapted into film before and would be used several times in the decades to come, most recently in the 1999 Chris O’Donnell film The Bachelor.

Of course, the Keaton version is the most iconic of all of them. No surprise that when the story was adapted yet again in the “Making Whopee” two-act ballet Double Feature, there’s a heavy dose of the 1925 film in the costumes. Sure do wish I could have seen this! At least we have a few photos.


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