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

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During the spinning-house sequence, whether the windows are open or shut is inconsistent. For example, Buster walks past Sybil and two other women who are in the kitchen next to an open window and goes out through the door next to the window. When he steps outside, the window is closed. See more »

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One of Keaton's most visually stunning and fun films
14 August 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film was remade with sound and with different actors in the early 1930s and was entitled A PUT UP JOB--though the results weren't quite as wonderful as this thoroughly enjoyable Keaton short. Oddly, the remake is NOT listed on IMDb, but I just recently saw it on a DVD called "The Paramount Comedy Shorts 1929 - 1933 - Cavalcade of Comedy (1929) ".

The Keaton film is jam-packed with great stunts, cute scenes and the most amazing set you'll ever see! Buster and his girl get married. They are given a plot of land and a house kit as a wedding present. However, the man who wanted to marry Buster's sweetie is mad and wants revenge. So, he changes the numbers on the directions and Buster puts up the house anyway--even though it looks like an absolute joke, he doesn't seem to notice.

You really have to see the house--especially when a storm hits--it's a very funny and incredible scene. Later, it turns out they built the house on the wrong lot--leading to yet another even more spectacular scene. Rarely in a short do you see so much money spent on sets and setting up wonderful jokes. A sweet and hilarious film.


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