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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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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

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Trivia

In 2008, "One Week" was selected for preservation by the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant". See more »

Goofs

When Buster steps out of the second-story bathroom door, the ground he falls onto gives under him, revealing that he's falling on a sod-topped hole full of straw. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 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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