Seven Days (1925)

Genres - Comedy, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |  
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Mary Roberts Rinehart's story When a Man Marries was made into a successful play, Tumble In, by Avery Hopwood. Biograph filmed a poor version of it as Seven Days, but, in 1925, producer Al Christie -- an expert when it came to comedy -- remade it as this amusing feature. The only downside is that it was released a few months after Buster Keaton's Seven Chances, and people were bound to confuse the two films. Jim Wilson (Creighton Hale) is separated from his wife Bella (Lilyan Tashman), so when his maiden Aunt Selina (Rosa Gore) -- who thoroughly disapproves of divorce -- comes to visit, Wilson is compelled to locate a temporary wife. His friend, Kit Eclair (Lillian Rich), is happy to fill in, but during a party, his home is quarantined for smallpox. To complicate matters, a burglar (Eddie Gribbon) is hiding from a cop (Tom Wilson) in Wilson's home, and wacky Anne Brown (Mabel Julienne Scott) is busy trying to hold a seance. All these situations finally come to a head and Aunt Selina is compelled to forgive her slightly wayward nephew.

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love-quadrangle, on-the-run, police, quarantine