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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.

Directors:

Edward F. Cline (as Eddie Cline), Buster Keaton (as 'Buster' Keaton)

Writers:

Edward F. Cline (as Eddie Cline), Buster Keaton (as 'Buster' Keaton)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Buster Keaton ... The Groom
Sybil Seely Sybil Seely ... The Bride
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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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Here is something absolutely new in comedies, starring a funmaker who is destined to reach the topmost rung of public favor. See more »

Genres:

Short | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was restored in 2015 through Lobster Films, a process partially funded through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. See more »

Goofs

The piano changes between when it is delivered (flat back) and when Buster tires to bring it into the house (typical uptight piano back). See more »

Quotes

The Bride: Now look at the darned thing!
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Connections

Featured in The Great Buster (2018) See more »

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the house that Buster built
14 December 2006 | by didi-5See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

29 August 1920 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uma Semana See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM Print) | (1995 Film Preservation print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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