Lawyer Jimmie Shannon (Keaton) stands to inherit $7 million if he can find himself a wife by 7 p.m. the same day. When his longtime love interest Mary (Dwyer) turns him down, thinking he only wants her now because of the money, and his pal Billy Meekin (Barnes) prints a news item on his need for nuptials, Shannon's pursued by a gaggle of gold-digging, would-be brides through the streets of Los Angeles.
Comic genius Buster Keaton directed this hilarious feature, which includes one of the all-time-great chase scenes from movies of the silent era: you'll laugh yourself silly watching Keaton try to evade a crush of determined women and giant boulders. Other surreal touches — like a turtle that somehow clamps onto his tie, for instance — are pure Keatonesque delights. Also included in the latest DVD edition are two shorts, "Neighbors" and "The Balloonatic," that underscore Keaton's loony talent in a more concentrated form.