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One Week (1920)

A newly wedded couple attempts to build a house with a prefabricated kit, unaware that a rival sabotaged the kit's component numbering.

Directors:

Edward F. Cline (as Eddie Cline), Buster Keaton (as 'Buster' Keaton)

Writers:

Edward F. Cline (as Eddie Cline), Buster Keaton (as 'Buster' Keaton)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Buster Keaton ... The Groom
Sybil Seely Sybil Seely ... The Bride
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Storyline

Buster and Sybil exit a chapel as newlyweds. Among the gifts is a portable house you easily put together in one week. It doesn't help that Buster's rival for Sybil switches the numbers on the crates containing the house parts. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Here is something absolutely new in comedies, starring a funmaker who is destined to reach the topmost rung of public favor. See more »

Genres:

Short | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1920 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uma Semana See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM Print) | (1995 Film Preservation print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

After two more appearances in Buster Keaton's shorts, Sybil Seely was replaced as leading lady by Virginia Fox. However, Buster asked her back for The Boat (1921) with the idea of combining it with this film into a four reel-feature, but it never came to pass. See more »

Goofs

The piano changes between when it is delivered (flat back) and when Buster tires to bring it into the house (typical uptight piano back). See more »

Quotes

The Bride: Now look at the darned thing!
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Connections

Referenced in One Week: Marvelous Toys (2011) See more »

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Buster and his new wife get a new house, but it comes in box, comic chaos follows
2 February 2005 | by curiousgeorg2360See all my reviews

Keaton was now out on his own, no longer working with Fatty Arbuckel. 'One Week'was his first independent film. Joseph Schneck produced the film, having done work on the Fatty and Keaton shorts. The team of Buster Keaton and Eddi Cline directed and did script work as would follow in most of Keaton's other shorts. 'One Week' is definitive of Buster Keaton's style. It is purely gag over narrative. Keaton's performance is more important than the story, and that was pretty much how all his later movies worked. Keaton also enjoyed capturing the world around him as it happened. His stunts in this movie did not rely on editing. The house really did turn, the train sequence was real. This was a good beginning to what followed.


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