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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

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

Goofs

When Buster climbs onto the roof, the ladder is leaning against the front of the house, but when he climbs back down, it's leaning against the side of the house. See more »

Quotes

The Bride: Now look at the darned thing!
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Buster's BEST short subject
31 May 2005 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

This is Buster's best short. The attempt to construct a home with rigged and mislabeled pieces is nothing short of brilliant.

Metro's 1921 release includes an early premonition of the classic open window falling over Buster, painting "Welcome" upside down in reverse mirror camera image, the hand of modesty when his bathing wife loses the soap, the house revolving in the hurricane as Buster and guests whirl through it and the amazing final train track joke.

Kino's print includes a score utilizing bells, organ and piano.

This is a great silent comedy and a must for all Keaton fans. It makes a good double bill with THE BOAT in that in both Keaton valiantly carries on in an impossible situation with a piece of man made creation.


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