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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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(TCM Print) | (1995 Film Preservation print)

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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. However, it never came to pass. See more »

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Sybil takes a bath because she got milk in her hair -- but her hair is clean and dry when she gets out of both the bath and the shower. See more »

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the house that Buster built
14 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An early Buster Keaton short which still has an enormous amount of charm all these years later, and which has plenty of laughs throughout its running time.

First there's a wedding, and the newlyweds almost don't make it to their wedding night; and then there is the portable house they have to start from scratch! Of course this means the house looks wrong, it falls down, lots of stunts and scenes are set up to make the audience gasp and chuckle, and so on.

'One Week' is a really fun film and one which is timeless. Keaton would make many more shorts and his great feature-length movies were yet to come, but this is charming snapshot of what was to come.


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