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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.

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(as Eddie Cline), (as 'Buster' Keaton)

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(as Eddie Cline), (as 'Buster' Keaton)
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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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Short | Comedy

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1 September 1920 (USA)  »

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(TCM Print) | (1995 Film Preservation print)

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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

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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Referenced in A King in New York (1957) 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 (United States) – See 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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