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One Week (1920)

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

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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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1 September 1920 (USA)  »

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This was Buster Keaton's first film appearance without Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle. See more »

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The directions to the house explain it should be constructed according to the numbers of the crates; but Buster already has the walls up when Handy Hank changes the number on crate 1. See more »

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Ahhh! No place like home!
6 March 2001 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

Keaton gets married and is given a lot on which to build a house and the building materials which are in boxes arranged by number. The numbers get altered and the fun begins. Although there are many amusing scenes, the best is near the beginning when Keaton uses a cop to his own advantage. Keaton is deft and efficient.

This short film has Keaton playing a role that is a curious blend of cleverness and ineptitude; and it is this uncertain persona that is the major weakness of the film. Nevertheless Buster Keaton is a great comic and the house-building provides many chuckles.


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