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I am overdue to do a mix for a comedy or an American film, so I have killed two birds with one slapstick stone. Seven Chances stars Buster Keaton as a financier on the verge of bankruptcy and scandal – unless he marries before seven tonight.

I’ll be honest with you, since we’re such good friends. I don’t really care for Buster Keaton flicks. I’m more of a Chaplin kinda gal, hence the name of this blog. Keaton is more attractive, with the added benefit of not looking homeless, but I think Chaplin films are less superficial and stand the test of time a little better. For instance, in Seven Chances, Keaton’s character proposes to anything in a skirt, unless she is Jewish or black, of course. Aside from that, I also think Keaton’s movies are more slow-paced.

Seven Chances picks up in the latter half of the movie, with a twenty-minute chase that’s actually pretty funny. Check out a clip from it below.

Seven Chances, 1925
Directed by: Buster Keaton
Starring: Buster Keaton, T. Roy Barnes, Snitz Edwards, Ruth Dwyer

The Seven Chances mix contains:

1. Spanish Harlem / Ben E. King
2. The Sheik of Araby / The Benny Goodman Sextet
3. Honky Tonk / Bill Doggett
4. Rollerdisco, Black Moth Super Rainbow
5. I Can’t Write the Words / The Boswell Sisters
6. Jelly Roll Blues, Bunny Berigan
7. Old to Begin / Pavement
8. Get on Up and Do It, Baby, Marie Adams
9. If You Don’t Believe I Love You / Clarence Williams
10. Wildwood Flower / Cowboy Copas
11. Tornado, Dale Hawkins
12. Lust for Life / Girls
13. Getting Nasty / Ike Turner
14. Rehearsin’ for a Nervous Breakdown, John Kirby & His Onyx Club  Boys
15. Freetime / Kenna
16. Touch My Soul, Lack of Afro
17. There’s a Fire / OK Go
18. I Wanna Tell My Baby, Precisions
19. Way Over There, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

Stream mix here or watch part of it on Youtube.

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