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One Week (1920)

One Week





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One Week was the first Buster Keaton-directed film to be released to the public (The High Sign was made earlier but shelved for several months). Based on a now-obscure educational short called Home Made, it involves a build-it-yourself house given to Keaton and his new bride (Sybil Seely). Unbeknownst to the couple, the wife's disgruntled former suitor has changed the numbers on the boxes containing the building materials. Keaton does make the house in one week, as the instructions have promised, but what a house! Right off the bat, this early Keaton film shows his penchant for big props (the cockeyed house, a passing train). Even though it's only a two-reeler, it still managed to become one of the top-grossing movies of 1920.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline
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Critic Reviews for One Week

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

In 1920's One Week, the silent comedian known as the Great Stone Face attempts to assemble the build-it-yourself home he received as a wedding present.

Full Review… | March 7, 2008
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Very funny slapstick two-reeler.

Full Review… | October 18, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Physical humor and tomfoolery abound in this romp through the first week of married bliss and pitfalls, but there's also something really sweet about the love between Keaton and his new bride.

Full Review… | June 26, 2010
Film and Felt

Audience Reviews for One Week


I giant bucket of fun. Possibly the best two reelers EVER.
Check it out on Google Video.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer


one of buster's best shorts, only 22mins and it's on google video. so do yourself a favor :D

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

One of my favourite Keaton films, short and hilarious. A must see!

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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